Unlike in most mystery novels, a murder wasn’t incriminated after Lucy’s bones were found.
Archaeologists discovered one of the most famous examples of our early ancestors the Australopithecus afarensis, dubbed Lucy, in Hadar, Ethiopia. The story goes like this: in 1974, the archaeologist Donald Johanson spotted something poking out of the sand in a gully that had already been excavated. Upon further inspection, the Johanson and his team immediately realized that the there were human-like bones on the site - and more than just one. 162 bones later, listening to the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” on repeat, they dubbed the skeleton they found Lucy.