Metro Police learned Thursday that bones retrieved from the Cumberland River earlier this week are hundreds of years old and came from a nearby Indian burial ground.
The bones, believed to be leg bones, were found by a woman fishing near Cleece's Ferry in west Nashville. The woman took the bones to the Medical Examiner's office for identification. Police say recent rainfall and the river's high level impacted erosion that led to the discovery.
No foul was involved, police say.