The bone itself will be sent to Texas for DNA testing and testing to determine how old it is.
Crime scene tape is suspended from trees near Cherry Creek Reservoir to protect the area being searched after the discovery of a human jaw bone.
The left half of the mandible with two intact teeth is mostly brown and completely without flesh. The age of the bone is unknown at this time.
Investigators walk past a yellow evidence marker planted during the search that followed the discovery of a human jaw bone at Cherry Creek Reservoir.
The bone was found on moist, sandy ground and surrounded by a gooey green plant substance like algae.
The jawbone is human, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office confirmed.
A line of searchers walk beside Cherry Creek Reservoir to look for more evidence after the discovery of a human jaw bone.
The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has confirmed a jawbone found at Cherry Creek Reservoir over the weekend is human.
The jawbone was found at Cherry Creek reservoir
A lone member of the search party walks beside Cherry Creek Reservoir.