Mummified Hand Case Closed

No mayhem here, at least not within the past 700 years.  Our investigation into a mummified hand is closed following testing by a physical anthropologist from the Utah Division of State History Antiquities Division dating it anywhere from 700 to 1,000 years old.

We started our investigation in March after the Museum of Idaho turned it over to us. Museum officials received the mummified hand from a patron a year or two ago and had forgotten about it until this past spring when they rediscovered it.

The hand was initially reported to have come from Utah and therefore will likely be offered back to the Native American Tribes of Utah.