Monday, December 5, 2011

Update on human skull found in Blue Ridge area

Coconino County Sheriff's detectives and Search and Rescue find majority of skeletal remains believed to belong with skull

Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives are still attempting to identify human remains that were located on Tuesday, Nov. 29 off of Forest Service Road 142D by Clear Creek Canyon and Bear Canyon on Good Enough Ridge in the Blue Ridge area. 
The following day, Wednesday, Nov. 30, Coconino County Sheriff detectives and Search and Rescue members returned to the original site where the hunters located the human skull. During an intensive ground search they located the majority of the skeletal remains that are believed to belong with the skull.  
According to the Coconino County Medical Examiner the skeleton is believed to be that of a White male, 40 to 60 years of age, 5’ 9’ to 6’ in height, with gray head hair. The skull exhibited two “trepanations” or two holes bored in the back region of the skull as part of a medical procedure or therapy.  One reason for this medical procedure is the treatment of seizure disorders.
Detectives are requesting assistance from the medical community and the general public in identifying this unfortunate individual. Anyone who believes they have information that may lead to an identification of the victim is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 774-4523 or 226-5020.

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