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HUMAN REMAINS: Skull Found In Ames

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The Ames police department is investigating a newly found human skull.

An Ames resident found the skull near the Skunk River just north of the old Carr Pool.

The skull and a fragment were located within inches of the water on a sandbar.

Authorities say the skull appears to be very old.

It’s now in the hands of the medical examiner and will be sent to a forensic expert.

Officials think it washed down the river during recent heavy rain.

If you have any information related to this incident you’re encouraged to contact Ames police.