A couple of old links that are available in brief preview:
By ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH CLAYTON -- The St. Louis County Police Department said today that the skull found in a wooded area near Midland Boulevard and Link Avenue was that of a man. The Medical Examiner confirmed that the skull was from an adult male and that it had a hole in it, police said. But, police...http://article.wn.com/view/2008/05/0...et_identified/STL Today2008-05-02
St. Louis County police said Thursday that a skull found in woods near Midland Boulevard and Link Avenue this week was that of an adult man. It had a hole in it, but investigators do not believe it was caused by a bullet or other traumatic injury. His identity remained a mystery. Someone...
Post mortem damage? Brain surgery? Congenital defect? Is there something else that can cause a non-traumatic hole in a skull?
I believe this is the Namus link (don't click it if you would rather not see the skull)
Date found April 28, 2008 at 02:27 PM
stimated age Adult
Minimum age 25 years
Maximum age years
Estimated postmortem interval 2 Years
Skull only (minus the mandible)
One tooth was missing postmortem but otherwise the teeth in the upper jaw were all natural.
DNA tests are not complete.
There is a photo with a rather neat-looking round hole in the right temporal area near the bone sutures.