FL FL - Mandarin, Skeletal Remains found in yard, Mar'11

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  1. camcneishg

    camcneishg Active Member

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    fwiw......human skull found today at a home on the St. Johns River. This is the same river that runs thru Palatka.....tho much further north is where this skull was found....no details yet, but will keep my eyes open....
    http://www.news4jax.com/news/27204905/detail.html
     
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  3. suspicious1

    suspicious1 New Member

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    Thanks Cam. It looks like this location is a little more than an hour from Green Ln.

    I wish they would tell us if it is a small child or an adult.
     
  4. orbison11

    orbison11 New Member

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    yes, how many children are missing from the area? one that i can think of
     
  5. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    Which directions does the river flow???
     
  6. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Johns_River

    The house on Mandarin is fairly close to the river, but not close enough that a skull could just wash on up into the yard unless there had been major flooding in the area. It's an easy area to access by boat, though, with a lot of piers nearby on the riverfront. I dunno. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
  7. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    Oh.........
     
  8. watchinginky

    watchinginky Please let today be the day they find HaLeigh

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    From the link http://www.news4jax.com/news/27204905/detail.html

    Channel 4 learned that workers at the home discovered the skull in a hole in the ground. The article says "other bones" were found also.
     
  9. tfrohning

    tfrohning Rest in Peace

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  10. Nonni Brenda

    Nonni Brenda Georgia girl

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    Do we know whose house it is, who lives there or the owner of the property?
     
  11. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Well-Known Member

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    Hummmmm...the St. John's river does run north.
     
  12. camcneishg

    camcneishg Active Member

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    yes it flows north! This was found straight up the St. Johns.....from Palatka
     
  13. camcneishg

    camcneishg Active Member

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  15. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    If the skull and bones were found in the ground it seems to me they were buried.
    Not sure how they could float down the river and be in the ground if they were Haleigh's.

    JMO

    But it will be an interesting thing to follow.

    I hope a family gets some sort of closure from this find.
     
  16. camcneishg

    camcneishg Active Member

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    the news showed crime scene van on site....
     
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    dodie20 New Member

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    It's possible to be buried naturally. A body could be carried somewhere by floodwater, then buried by silt deposited by that flood, or by a later one. Not the most likely thing in the world.

    The comment about the archaeological site made me think it was an older grave, but with the crime scene van...
     
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    Chablis Inactive

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    They haven't said this is a childs body, I highly doubt it.
     
  20. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Yes, but in the case of Haleigh, would it be probable?
    I mean, would her skull and bones float down the flooded river, never seperate, and end up together in one spot to be covered together in silt? I don't think it is very likely.

    JMO

    Were there any major floods in the past 2 years that would have deposited these remains in the current location? That would mean the property was flooded.
     
  21. Nonni Brenda

    Nonni Brenda Georgia girl

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    I wonder, and I know nothing about these such things, but could Haliegh's body have floated downstream 2 yrs ago, before it skeletonized, and imbedded there? Of course, looks like it would have been discovered there b4 now. :waitasec:
     

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