Teeth found near Niagara River found to be from a male

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Divers searched part of the Niagara River Monday searching for human remains after they say human teeth were found last Thursday by people at Gratwick Waterfront Park.

The teeth have been identified as belonging to a male. The teeth were molars, all intact, including the root. Police confirmed they were removed by a local dentist and the man they belonged to left them on the pier at the park.

Officials had crews in the water for over two hours but did not find anything.

On June 18, a large police force spent about ninety minutes at Hyde Park Lake in Niagara Falls, where parts of a body were located in 2012 after a murder. Police were investigating an eerily similar murder in Niagara County which led to the death of Terri Bills, a 46-year-old Niagara Falls woman.

Police drew similarities between Bills’ murder and the 2012 murder, in which a murderer left body parts in both the Niagara River and in Hyde Park Lake, but police have confirmed that the teeth found last week belong to a male, and cannot be Bills’.

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