FL FL - Bradenton, Human Skull from 1974, in box at police station, Jan'11

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mystery surrounds skull found in box at Florida police station

    Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/01/12/106682/mystery-surrounds-skull-found.html#ixzz1BH6Mhy1B

    Here's another article:

    Human skull from 1974 found in police evidence closet

    http://www.baynews9.com/article/new...ull-from-1974-found-in-police-evidence-closet
     
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  3. tatertot

    tatertot Member

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    Thanks for posting this, Carl. I found this archived story from the Oct. 2, 1974 edition of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. It contains many of the details that Bradenton LE is looking for, namely, where the skull was found, and that there was indeed a man who wandered from a local nursing home nine years before and was never found:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...AAIBAJ&dq=bradenton 1974 skull&pg=4938,407272

    I emailed a link to the article to the Braden PD on January 12th and called to make sure I'd used the correct email address, but the articles published after that date don't make it sound like they know about the article.

    Article: "Tips Now Coming In On Skull"

    http://www.bradenton.com/2011/01/14/2875620/tips-now-coming-in-on-skull.html

    I'm suspecting the FBI was unable to identify the skull and there were no dental records for the missing nursing home resident so LE, without DNA at their disposal, had to shelf the skull. If that man is still missing, he's not listed in any of the databases and he certainly should be.
     
  4. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Even if there were dental records, they only have the upper portion of the skull, including only the upper portion of the eye sockets.

    They should be able to tell from the shape of the brow and forehead, and from the cranial sutures whether the skull was from a male or female, and whether the person was elderly.
     
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    madamx Well-Known Member

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  6. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Wire in the blood

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    If that pic is the skull in question, it sure looks small in comparison to the hands displaying it. More like a child's skull, or a small woman
     

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