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    AL - Colbert Co., WhtMale Skull found near Foxtrap Creek, Jan'10

    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/12/...west_birm.html


    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/12/...west_birm.html

    Timber workers around noon today found a human skull near Old Mulga Loop Road and New Mulga Loop Road, Birmingham police announced tonight.
    Officers from the West Precinct searched the area, but were unable to find additional remains.
    The Jefferson County Coroner's Office took the skull and said it appears to be that of a white male.
    Deputy Coroner Chris Moore said tonight they don't know the cause of death, identity, or whether this was a case of foul play.
    Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the Birmingham Police Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or CrimeStoppers at 254-7777.
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    How were they able to tell so quickly that the skull was male?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleA View Post
    How were they able to tell so quickly that the skull was male?
    There are three locations on the human skull (the ridge over the eyes, the area below and behind the ears, and the area at the rear base of the skull) from which an anthropologist determines gender. The ridges above the eyes are more prominent in males than in females, and the other two areas (i.e., muscle attachment sites) are larger in males than females.

    See article:
    http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/...nthropolgy.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by trigger View Post
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/12/...west_birm.html


    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/12/...west_birm.html

    Timber workers around noon today found a human skull near Old Mulga Loop Road and New Mulga Loop Road, Birmingham police announced tonight.
    Officers from the West Precinct searched the area, but were unable to find additional remains.
    The Jefferson County Coroner's Office took the skull and said it appears to be that of a white male.
    Deputy Coroner Chris Moore said tonight they don't know the cause of death, identity, or whether this was a case of foul play.
    Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the Birmingham Police Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or CrimeStoppers at 254-7777.
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    Warning: Skull photo at link:
    http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=13810077

    COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- A skull was found in a Colbert County creek.

    "A friend of mine told me that he found a skull in these cabins in Foxtrap Creek. I didn't believe him so I went and checked it out, found it...it shocked me. I was surprised, so I took it to the police department." The man didn't want to be identified.

    He took these pictures of the skull, comparing it to the size of a beer can.

    He has his an idea about who it may be-- a young girl who went missing nearly two decades ago from Franklin County.
    I think he's talking about this case
    http://blog.al.com/wire/2011/01/outg...nty_sheri.html

    but it says here that it's an adult so that theory gets ruled out.
    http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20110108
    /NEWS/110109783?Title=Adult-skull-found-near-Colbert-County-creek
    “They didn’t find anything else of any significance,” May said.

    No other bones or anything that might help identify the person were found at the scene. There were some teeth in the skull.
    Richard Cole, who lives in the Fox Trap community, said he went to the scene Friday after a friend told him he had found a skull while hunting for arrowheads.

    Cole said the skull was found about a foot deep in the ground near an overhang beside a creek. The area being searched was adjacent to a large cow pasture. He said the skull was found just before dark.

    “I thought it looked like a little kid,” Cole said.

    May said investigators told him the skull belonged to an adult, not a child.

    ...

    “It might be anything from a Native American burial to a Civil War burial — we just don't know,” May said. “We have all those things to consider.”



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