A skull and a dog

April 15, 2009 at 10:08 pm (Law Enforcement, Life) (, , , )

From the Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On April 10, 2009, at approximately 6:15 P.M., ******* County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of found human remains in the ****** area near ******. The reporting party told deputies he was walking his dogs near his home on ***** Drive when one of the dogs wandered off the trail. He called for the dog and the dog returned with a human skull in its mouth. The dog’s owner had his dog drop the skull in place as he marked the location and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy examined the find, confirmed that the skull was human, and contacted *CSO Criminal Investigation Detectives. *CSO Detectives arrived on scene, took custody of the skull, and marked off the area where the skull had been recovered. During an initial search, no additional remains were found. On Monday, April 13, 2009, a ***** County Search and Rescue Team cadaver dog was brought to the area with the hope of finding additional remains and evidence. Detectives now focused on a very large search area with the cadaver dog. That afternoon, the dog was able to locate more human skeletal bones in a rocky area adjacent to ***** Road. This find was on the opposite side of the road where the skull had been recovered.

A large area was cordoned off to protect the possibility of additional remains and evidence. The search continued during the remaining afternoon and then resumed at first light Tuesday and throughout the day. Several additional human bones were found and recovered for analysis. Detectives believe the remains are that of a male. Area residents driving by the area were notified of the find and asked to call *CSO if any information was discovered. 

This all happened in my neighborhood, almost directly in my back yard.  

Here are some pictures from the press release:

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