Courts & Crime

Man accused of giving friend bag of human bones in Durham area

DURHAM -- A Mebane man accused of giving a friend a green bookbag filled with human bones is in the Durham County jail on $1 million bond.

Michael Dorman, 32, had asked the unidentified friend for help in destroying and concealing the human skeletal remains, according to an application for a search warrant submitted by Durham police.

The friend contacted Orange County sheriff's deputies, who later saw Dorman hand off the bag full of remains on July 14, the warrant says.

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