Bones, drivers license, shoes found near Steve Fossett’’s crash site

October 31st, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Steve Fossett

London, Oct 31 (ANI): Two bones and a driver’’s license with Steve Fossett’’s name have been found near the crash site of missing adventurer Steve Fossett’’s plane in California’’s rugged Sierra Nevada mountains.

The team also found the aviator’’s tennis shoes as well as credit cards, authorities have confirmed.

The finding was made on October 29 about half a mile east of the crash site, near the town of Mammoth Lakes.

The remains have been sent for tests to a Department of Justice laboratory.

The shoes and driver’’s licence had animal bite marks on them, said Madera Country Sheriff John Anderson.

“This reinforces our theory that animals dragged him away,” Times Online quoted him, as saying.

Previous bone fragments discovered near the wreckage Mr Fossett’’s Bellanca aircraft earlier this month were found to be either not human or too small for DNA tests.

Fossett disappeared in September 2007 after taking off for what was supposed to be a short pleasure flight in his single engine aircraft from the hotel magnate Barron Hilton’’s Flying M ranch. Mammoth Lakes, a popular skiing resort, is just 80 miles away, on the eastern flank of Sierra Nevada. (ANI)

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