Investigators have recovered small bone fragments at the Superior property where the final person still missing in the Marshall fire was last seen, Boulder County sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday morning.
The Boulder County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices have been actively searching a property in the 1500 block of South 76th Street for the remains of Edna Nadine Turnbull.
Officials say the 91-year-old woman had been notified to evacuate during the Dec. 30 wildfire, but went back into the house in an attempt to rescue her dogs.
Scientific testing is underway to determine whether the collected bone fragments are human, the sheriff’s office said. These tests can take weeks to months.
Turnbull has been missing since the fire.
“We remain committed to seeking answers and closure for the Turnbull family,” the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The costly fire that damaged or destroyed 1,270 homes and businesses already has one confirmed fatality. Robert Sharpe, 69, was identified earlier this month. His remains were found at his home in the 5900 block of Marshall Road.
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