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Skull found is remains of Native American child
TACOMA, Wash. (WKRC) -- Goodwill workers digging through donations came upon a startling and creepy discovery.
Three human skulls were found in a box dropped off at a location in Washington state. A striped scarf was wrapped around one of them and all three skulls were taken to the medical examiner's office.
A forensic anthropologist said these two, bleached and shellacked skulls were designed for clinical or teaching purposes. But, he said the third was more than a hundred years old and was from a small Native American child.
Forensic Anthropologist Kathy Taylor, PHD, said, "These are human remains so, you wouldn't turn in an arm or a leg or an ear. Why would you turn in a skull? They don't belong in anybody's garage. They belong with their tribe, their descendants, who can care for them appropriately."
The child was under 10-years-old. The forensic anthropologist hoped to track down the donor for information about the skulls so they can be traced back to the correct tribe.
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