Human skull found in Bell County, Ky. backyard

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (WATE) – A death investigation is underway after a  human skull was found in a homeowner’s backyard, according to the Kentucky State Police. 

KSP says the skull was found in the homeowner’s backyard Wednesday evening, in the Pineville community. The Bell County Sheriff’s Office asked for KSP’s assistance in the investigation. 

The Bell County Coroner has taken possession of the skull and transported it to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort on Thursday, April 11 for forensic testing. 

KSP has currently opened a death investigation but has no new information at this time regarding an identity or cause of death.

As KSP receives more information, it will be released, the agency said. 

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