UPDATE: Cabell County deputies release information about skull found in 2013
CHARLESTON, WV -
The Cabell County Sheriff's Department announced June 9, 2015 that no positive identification has been made in regards to the skull found along Route 2 in Huntington in January of 2013.
The skull was examined by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of West Virginia and the National Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian Institute.
The examination has led officials to believe the skull belongs to Caucasian male between the ages of 32 and 47, and the remains are consistent with remains that have been buried for at least a year.
Deputies are combing a scene on Route 2, just north of Huntington, after a hunter made a startling discovery.
According to dispatchers, a hunter found a human skull near the Green Bottom area between the road and the Ohio River on Friday afternoon.
"This was in a close proximity to the Ohio River, so there is a close possibility that the remains may have come here by the river. At this point it's too early to say. We are in the infancy of this investigation," said Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas.
An investigation continues. Keep checking wowktv.com for updates.
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