UPDATE: Wisconsin medical examiner arrested over body part

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — The Oneida County medical examiner is accused of keeping a piece of human spine from an autopsy so she could use it to train a cadaver dog.

Forty-four-year-old Traci England was arrested and jailed, but was released on $5,000 signature bond after appearing in court Thursday. She has not been charged.

District Attorney Michael Bloom tells the Wausau Daily Herald that England attended an autopsy Tuesday and kept part of the dead person’s spine. Bloom says England told police that she intended to use the part to train one of her dogs to search for human remains.

Oneida County Human Resources Director Lisa Charbarneau says England was placed on paid administrative suspension Thursday while the county investigates.

A message left for England’s attorney was not immediately returned Thursday.