Human skull found in backyard

Published 7:58 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

COLUMBUS (AP) — An investigation is underway after a human skull was found in someone’s backyard in Lowndes County.

WTVA-TV reports the skull was found Tuesday at a home off Hughes Road.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says a search of the property was conducted Wednesday to see if any other bones turn up. He plans to meet with a professor from Mississippi State University to try and determine the age and gender of the deceased.

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