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  1. #1
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    Jul 2006

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

    Human skull found in Overland
    By Patrick M. O'Connell

    • 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.

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-12-2012 at 01:54 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    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...

    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
    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Northeast USA
    Namus link denies access.

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

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