Airport International News - August 2012
Human Bones Found In LaGuardia Airport Waters
Posted by Paul Fiddian - Airport International's Lead Reporter on 22/08/2012 - 07:45:00
Human body remains have been discovered in a marshy part of the waters around LaGuardia Airport in New York.
They were found by maintenance workers who had been pulling up weeds, leaves and other matter. The first item to be located was a single bone, which was supplemented by other remains once representatives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - which operates LaGuardia - arrived on the scene.
No one yet knows the gender or identity of the person concerned but an investigation has now been launched.
LaGuardia Human Bones
Any member of the public with information that might help with this LaGuardia human bones investigation is requested to contact the New York Police Department. Already, it's emerged that the remains might be the result of a suicide incident involving a bridge jumper. In addition, they might have been present in the water for as long as 12 months before being found.
LaGuardia Airport is sited alongside Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay in Queens, New York. Last year, it handled a shade under 25 million passengers and is the largest airport in the United States that doesn't offer direct routes to Europe, due to the flight distance limits it has in place. It features four passenger terminals and two runways, both just over 7,000 feet in length.
LaGuardia is one of three airports serving New York, along with Newark Liberty International and JFK International.
Airport Bones Found
"The location is right at the water's edge on Rikers Island Channel, which is part of Flushing Bay", Port Authority representative Al Della Fave told reporters, in a statement made after the airport bones had been found. "The remains were removed from the site and the medical examiner has confirmed that they are human in nature. We have not been given a sex, as of yet.
"Port Authority detectives are reviewing local law enforcement missing person cases to see if there is any connection."
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