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Suspicious Bag of Clothes Closes Devil's Den

Devil's Den was closed for five hours Monday after a black plastic bag filled with clothing was found in the park.

The Weston Police Department received an email with a photograph of the bag of clothing with possible bloodstains. The bag had been jammed underneath a log, said Weston Police Chief John Troxell.

The hikers who found the bag marked the coordinates with a GPS on their phone before emailing the picture to the police department. The clothing was negative for blood in a preliminary test by the state police. Troxell said it could be a false negative because it has to be a dry sample.

The police were drying out the clothing Tuesday before sending it to the state forensic lab for analysis. The police determined Devil's Den did not appear to be a crime scene and reopened the park.

The bag of clothes was found off of the path, about five minutes from the entrance at Pent Road.

Have you ever found something strange in the woods? Email your stories and photos to shenry@mainstreetconnect.us .

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