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    MO - St Louis, Male Skull UP8019, 25+, in woods, Apr'08 - Name withheld

    Human skull found in Overland
    By Patrick M. O'Connell
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    04/29/2008

    • A human skull was found Monday afternoon in a wooded area near the 11000 block of Midland Boulevard, police said. A person discovered the remains about 3:15 p.m. while walking in the area behind a car wash, St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus said. It is an unincorporated area of St. Louis County between Maryland Heights and Overland, near Lindbergh Boulevard.

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...C?OpenDocument
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-12-2012 at 01:54 AM.

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    A couple of old links that are available in brief preview:

    STL Today2008-05-01
    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...
    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...
    http://article.wn.com/view/2008/05/0...et_identified/
    http://article.wn.com/view/2008/05/0..._was_from_man/


    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)
    https://identifyus.org/cases/8019

    Date found April 28, 2008 at 02:27 PM
    stimated age Adult
    Minimum age 25 years
    Maximum age years
    Race White
    Sex Male
    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.

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    Namus link denies access.

    usually means body idenified but cannot find any stories on point.



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