Source: Yahoo News, Associated Press
Scientist: Finger was neither human nor animal
BRIELLE, N.J. – Authorities say a human finger wasn't dropped on a deck at the Jersey shore after all. A forensic anthropologist has determined the object, which resembled a decaying finger with an acrylic french-manicured nail, is neither human nor animal.
Brielle police were called July 30 after a homeowner made the discovery. Officials suspected it may have been dropped by a bird.
The Monmouth County medical examiner could not verify whether the object was a human finger.
State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones says a forensic anthropologist X-rayed it and determined it was made of an unidentified substance.