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Re: "After Global Search, FBI Finds Stolen T.Rex Jawbone"
> Not much here on exactly what happened. Who stole it?
> Who had it? How did the FBI get it back?
It sounds like they have a good idea but are waiting to collect suspects.
It might not be prudent to name names before formal charges are filed,
and they may have found some other missing items. Since collections
would equal America's Most Wanted Fossils, museums will probably
want to review their security measures as a result of this case. Someone
obviously saw an opportunity to make some money through a hand in
the collection plate.
The steps that Mark Goodwin took (and didn't take) to recover the
fossil reflect savvy detective work on his part:
"A copy of the missing jaw also showed up in a commercial catalog
of fossil replicas. When Goodwin called the vendor to say he was
interested in buying a replica, he was told it would take some time,
since the replicas are made available by a fossil dealer in Europe.
'I asked who the dealer was,' said Goodwin, 'and then I called the FBI.' "