Part of human skull found in Newport News yard

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-19 17:19:03-04

Newport News, Va. - Police are investigating after part of a skull was found in Newport News on Tuesday.

skullfoundAt about 10:42 a.m. on May 19, 2015, police responded to the 300 block of 65th Street to a report that workers digging in the area had found a small portion of, what was thought to be, a human skull.

The officers contacted the Medical Examiner’s office. A representative responded to the scene and identified the found item as being part of a human skull. The skull was then taken to their facility, according to police.

It is believed the house on the property was built in the 1920s.

At this time, police say they are not investigating any criminal activity in this case.

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