Skull found in river
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By DAVID MELSON ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
A human skull was discovered west of Shelbyville in the Duck River late Monday night, and investigators had no idea who it may be as of mid-morning.
"A fisherman found it back behind Wolf Meadows last night," Sheriff Randall Boyce said this morning. "It was on a gravel bar."
The skull is larger than a child's but smaller than a full-grown person, Boyce said.
The sheriff said the age of the skull is uncertain. "It could go back to the Civil War," Boyce said.
No other items
Deputies searching the surrounding area had found no other objects appearing to be related to the skull by mid-morning, Boyce said.
Wolf Meadows is an area at the end of Stewart Road, a one-lane gravel road off Warners Bridge Road approximately two miles west of Shelbyville.
Investigators would not speculate on any possible identity of the skull today.
Boyce emphasized that the Tennessee Bureau of Identification and local investigators are studying the skull in hopes of determining an identity.