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Skull found at North Augusta recycling center

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:19 PM
Last updated 6:51 PM
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Saying they don’t know if a crime has been committed, North Augusta police recovered a skull found by a recycling center employee as it went by on a conveyer belt.

North Augusta police were called to Materials Recovery Facility on Tuesday after the employee discovered what appears to be an adult human skull. The business is off Claypit Road.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety Lt. Tim Thornton said the skull appears to have been partially spray-painted green.

It has no observable trauma, such as fractures or bullet holes, and is clean, making police guess it has been separated from the body for a long time.

“We don’t know if we have a crime yet,” Thornton said. “There’s nothing suspicious about this except for the oddity in which it was uncovered. You don’t see this every day.”

Police are looking into the possibility that the skull could have been discarded by a medical student who no longer had use for it.

Numerous Web sites online offer the purchase of “real human skulls” which are often used by medical students.

Thornton said police are considering options and getting suggestions on what could be done with the skull.

Anyone with information about the skull or how it ended up at the recycling center can contact the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at (803) 279-2121.

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Pops
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Pops 06/11/14 - 03:32 pm
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The skull has no observable trauma,

like fractures or bullet holes, and is clean in appearance, making police guess it has been separated from the body"

If the skull is empty they may want to take a roll call at the next Richmond County Commission meeting......

my.voice
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my.voice 06/11/14 - 04:25 pm
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Meanwhile, an aluminum

Meanwhile, an aluminum skeleton was also found, but summarily processed.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/11/14 - 06:07 pm
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"If the skull is empty they

"If the skull is empty they may want to take a roll call at the next Richmond County Commission meeting......"

Geez Pops....I just spit tea all over my laptop screen.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/12/14 - 05:18 am
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Just some liberal

taking Recycling too the next level.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/12/14 - 06:16 am
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Hahaha, Pops, that was a good

Hahaha, Pops, that was a good one!

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/12/14 - 07:09 am
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Heads up

Did they every find the head of the 80 something gentleman that was killed in his lake front home?

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/12/14 - 07:12 am
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Pops comment

Pops...your are "headed" down the wrong road with a comment about the A-RC commissioners. Their heads are larger than the norm and filled with hot air.

aw8ngjustice
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aw8ngjustice 06/12/14 - 10:08 am
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Skull found

Check out grave robbing from the 60's in Aiken county.

Darby
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Darby 06/12/14 - 10:41 am
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I did hear several

folks ask in recent days whether anyone had seen Joe Biden.

I just assumed that he has been in an undisclosed, secure location.

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