The spine WAS probably the oldest boys. This disease most often happens in young males. It's something that people of Italian descent are prone to. So, the spine was found of Maurice. And odds are the rest were small pieces, and because George Sodder filled it all in, when he was told not to, he disturbed it and it got scattered. I did NOT want this to be the answer. We can prove Maurice died if we know where the bones are, a simple DNA test would prove if it is his. But it is. I kept thinking the whole thing about this spine piece could be the answer, but when I was reading it tonight, suddenly a thought struck me. What if there is a disease or illness that could cause his spine to be fused early? An anomaly was also possible but not probable, but a disease would make more sense. Well there it is. Ankylosing Spondylitis. Most often found in young males.