Skull in Perquimans County identified by officials

Posted at 10:38 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-17 11:16:07-05

PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. – A skull that was found near the water line of the Albemarle Sound Saturday back in late January has been identified, according to Perquimans County.

After performing a DNA test, officials said that they skull belonged to a John Poandle. The 56-year-old man had been missing since July 6, 2016 while on a pontoon boat.

One resident says his next door neighbors were the ones who actually discovered the skull when they were out looking for driftwood.

“I was a little surprised, but not overly surprised. But, from my understanding that used to be an old Indian burial ground. I kind of assumed at first that might have been what it was, but I saw a picture of it and it looked like it was maybe not that old,” says neighbor.

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