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GBI sends human skull to crime lab

Special to SEGAZINE

A car turns off Georgia Highway 110 onto Yellow Pine Road in this photo from Google Maps street view

A car turns off Georgia Highway 110 onto Yellow Pine Road in this photo from Google Maps street view taken near where a human skull was found by hunters Tuesday

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation told the Enterprise Wednesday that a human skull found near Atkinson has been sent to the state crime lab for identification, and forwarded to a bone specialist for further scrutiny.

Mike McDaniel, special agent in charge of the Camden County office of the GBI, said not many details are available until after the crime lab finishes its work.

McDaniel said members of the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office and volunteer fire departments are at the scene today searching for more skeletal remains.

He said the crime lab report will give officials more information about the sex and race of the victim and might provide a firm identification if the DNA matches someone on a missing persons database.

The GBI also is asking if anyone knows of any missing persons in the immediate area and anyone with information can all the BCSO at 912-462-6141 or the GBI office at 912-729-6198.

McDaniel said the skull was found by hunters Tuesday who called the sheriff’s office, who in turn called the GBI.

The skull was not the only skeletal part found, but McDaniel did not give out any details in the interest of preserving the integrity of the investigation.

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