MA - Suffolk Co., 2 Human Skulls UP8990 & UP8992, in cardboard box, Dec'10

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Active Member

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    NamUs UP Case 8992

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8992


    Unidentified White female
    * Found December 15, 2010 in Suffolk County, MA
    * Estimated Year of Death: 10 years

    Vital Statistics
    * Estimated age: 17-25 years old
    * Approximate Height: cannot estimate
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: nothing

    * Dentals:
    Dental information / charting is not available
    * Clothing/Jewelry: nothing
    * DNA: Tests complete

    NamUs UP Case 8990

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8990


    Unidentified White male
    * Found December 15, 2010 in Suffolk County, MA
    * Estimated Year of Death: 10 years

    Vital Statistics
    * Estimated age: 30-50 years old
    * Approximate Height: cannot estimate
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: nothing

    * Dentals:
    Dental information / charting is not available
    * Clothing/Jewelry: nothing
    * DNA: Tests not complete


    Case History:
    On December 15, 2010, two human skulls were found in a cardboard box in the basement of an apartment complex on Huntington Avenue. This skull is presumed to be from a white female aged 17-25. The second skull is presumed to be from a white male aged 30-50, who is entered as separate NamUs case # 8990. These skulls may be medical or educational specimens without forensic significance; however, they are being treated as forensically significant unless/until their origins are determined.
     
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  3. Romulus

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  4. honesty

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    There's a pretty big gap between the estimated ages.

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    The police have checked who is headed the apartment and missing persons from the area, probably were not earning anything for this case. Also likely that the remains are of missing persons from another state or even homeless.
     
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    We have, unfortunately, a skull in the house. The rest of the skeleton was left in my husband's medical office in CA. It belonged to him but was bought from a company that distributes them to physicians, medical school, etc I still feel as I should bury ours. I keep the skull in a closet in the room with exercise equipment & old med texts. I say a prayer every year on All Souls' Day for him (hubs said it was a him.)

    could it have been something like this? I shudder to think if anyone coming across items in our house after one of us is deceased would find pause to wonder.
     
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    you may be as you say Tony, I have not found couple disappeared from that area, perhaps someone could do a more thorough search.
     
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    This area is very heavily populated with college students and graduate students, particularly those in the health sciences. 762 Huntington Avenue is a block or two away from Longwood Medical Area, home to many hospitals including teaching hospitals such as Brigham & Womens, Beth Israel, and Boston Children's Hospital. It's also very close to the Harvard schools of public health and dental medicine and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Just down Huntington Avenue is also the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Northeastern University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, all of which have students who live in the immediately surrounding neighborhood. Not too far toward the Fenway are more colleges still. The female's remains are estimated to be exactly the age of a college student. The health sciences student angle could also suggest the remains were specimens used in medical studies.
     

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