A German train driver uncovered vials of what turned out to be hamster DNA on a train outside Heidelberg, the Associated Press reports.
It notes that police sent the bomb squad to investigate the three liquid-carrying vials found in a styrofoam container on the train, adding that the vials were later determined by forensic analysis to contain rodent DNA. Police tell the AP that they'd hoped that publicizing the find would lead the owner of the misplaced parcel to come forward, but they haven't yet heard anything and are beginning to think they may not hear from the owner. It notes that there are a number of research labs in the Heidelberg area, including the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Police, it adds, have disposed of the vials.