An extra fibula and jawbone have investigators wondering who else was burned in the fire pit where Andrew and Elizabeth Hawes are believed to have taken their brother’s body after he was brutally murdered at his Andover home.
The bones, including the partial remains of Edwin Hawes, were discovered more than a year ago when police officers checked out an illegally burning bonfire on Andrew Hawes’ farm in Cottonwood County, nearly 200 miles from the Twin Cities.
When the medical examiner and a forensic anthropologist reconstructed Edwin Hawes’ remains, they discovered three extra human bones.
Mixed in the fire pit were a left eye orbit, a fibula and part of a lower jaw.
It wasn’t until three months ago that the Cottonwood County sheriff’s office was notified about them, which triggered a fresh search of the fire pit.
Deputies found several small bone fragments, according to the search warrant filed in Cottonwood County in November.