Officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office are investigating the discovery of what may be part of a human skull Monday morning in the northern part of the county.
According to Sheriff Stan Parker, his office received a tip regarding the item around 11 a.m. Monday, but declined to go into detail as to the location of the find.
â€śAll I can say right now is it was found at a location in northern Howard County,â€ť Parker said. â€śIt appears to be a piece of a human skull, but it will have to be sent to a specialist before we'll know for sure. Right now we're working with the Justice of the Peace office to decide where it needs to be sent.â€ť
Parker also declined to discuss the details of the call his office received regarding the discovery.
â€śIt's an open investigation, at we're currently at a point where I can't release much in the way of details,â€ť Parker said. â€śIf it is a human skull, we don't yet know the identity of the person it belonged to at this time. Also, there haven't been any arrests as a result of the discovery.â€ť
Parker urged local residents to be patient with the case, which could take a great deal of time to develop.
â€śThe specialists that examine these sorts of remains take quite a while, so it could be some time before we hear back from them,â€ť Parker said. â€śUntil then, we'll continue to investigate the matter with the information we have, but details will most likely come slowly.â€ť