Human Skull and Remains Found in Indian Springs Subdivision, INDIAN SPRINGS, December 19, 2008 - The skull of a human being has been found in the Indian Springs Subdivision. On November 24, 2008, the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to the Indian Springs Subdivision concerning a resident who had discovered a human skull in their front yard. A detective from the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene of the skull and in the initial investigation, did not locate any other human bones or evidence. The following day, detectives, with the help of Dr. Tommy Brown of the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office, reached an approximate age and possible gender of the victim.
On November 26, 2008, Polk County Detectives were assisted by a cadaver dog from the Port Aurthur Police Department. Cadaver dogs are trained in locating deceased bodies. After searching the area in question, additional evidence was discovered pertaining to bones, clothing and other items.
Detectives have turned over all evidence to the University of North Texas Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology for DNA evidence and identification of the remains discovered.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has no evidence at this time to assume foul play of any kind. Detectives have obtained evidence through investigation of a suspected missing person in the area. If and when a positive identification of the victim is made, and the victim's name is released, PolkCountyToday.com will publish an update story.
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