CO CO - Jefferson Co, UnkFem, UP11704, UnkAge, skull in cauldron, Oct '13

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  1. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Female, Uncertain
    Date Found: October 17, 2013
    Location Found: Lakewood, Colorado
    Estimated Age Range: --

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number: --
    ME/C Case Number: 2013-00825

    Sex: Female
    Race / Ethnicity: Uncertain
    Possible First Name: --
    Possible Middle Name: --
    Possible Last Name: --
    Possible Nickname: --
    Estimated Age Group: Cannot Determine
    Estimated Age Range (Years): --
    Estimated Year of Death: --
    Estimated PMI: --
    Height: Cannot Estimate
    Weight: Cannot Estimate

    Type: Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found: October 17, 2013
    NamUs Case Created: October 21, 2013
    ME/C QA Reviewed: --

    Street Address: 1250 Kline Street
    Lakewood, Colorado 80226
    County: Jefferson County

    Circumstances of Recovery: Skull found in cauldron in a vacated residence (shed) that was on the market to be sold.

    Details of Recovery

    Inventory of Remains: Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: --
    Head Hair Description: --
    Body Hair Description: --
    Facial Hair Description: --
    Left Eye Color: --
    Right Eye Color: --
    Eye Description: --

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered

    Clothing and Accessories
    No Information Entered


    Unidentified Female

    Date of Discovery: October 17, 2013
    Location of Discovery: Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado
    Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
    State of Remains: Skull only
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description

    Estimated Age: Unknown
    Race: Unknown
    Sex: Female
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


    Dentals: Not available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Available.

    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: None.
    Jewelry: None.
    Additional Personal Items: None.

    Circumstances of Discovery

    The skull was found in a cauldron in a shed of a vacated residence at 1250 Kline Street that was on the market to be sold.

    The sex of the decedent was initially unknown.

    Investigating Agency(s)

    Agency Name: Jefferson County Coroner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Daniel Pruett
    Agency Phone Number: 303-271-6480
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 2013-00825

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 11704

    Information Source(s)



    Once again, an odd one. Not much information to go on, but my first thought was that this skull might be old/historic, perhaps Native?
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  2. MarziPanda

    MarziPanda Well-Known Member

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    Historic was my first thought too, but surely having had this skull since 2013 they would have done analysis that would tell them how old the skull is?

    Finding a real skull in a cauldron sounds... interesting. Like it was being used as a prop, maybe. In which case, if not historical, perhaps stolen from a grave or elsewhere? That seems a little more likely than a murder victim, though you never know.

    I wonder how they determined that the skull was female. DNA is available, so maybe that's how.
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  3. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    Re: gender of a skull. I remember watching slides in Anthropology, showing gender differences in human skeletons. We're used to thinking about pelvic structure, but in adults there are differences due to muscle development mostly -- males generally do have stronger muscles & this does influence bone growth patterns.

    Now of course IDK what investigators are using here!

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  4. aegis100

    aegis100 Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth, here is a shot of the address. The Zillow page on it stated it was sold "as-is". Neighborhood looks like it has seen better days.
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