Cold case reopened after human leg bone found in Clallam County

CLALLAM COUNTY, Wash. — The case of a missing woman has been reopened after a leg bone was found in a dry lake bed in Clallam County.

The bone fragment was discovered by a couple walking their dog in the drained Lake Aldwell last month.

Archeologists for Olympic National Park and the Elwha Tribe determined the bone was not that of an ancient Native American and turned it over to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives are using a cadaver dog to search the area for more remains.  Excavation of the site began on Monday, the Peninsula Daily News reported.

A DNA profile will be run on the leg bone and compared with that of Karen Tucker, who disappeared from the area in 1991.