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Texas authorities seek information about skull at Goodwill store






The Goodwill store at 5555 North Lamar Blvd in Austin, Texas. Image from Google Maps

Authorities in Austin, Texas, are seeking information about a human skull that was donated to a Goodwill store.

Authorities haven't said whether the skull belonged to an Indian person. It likely came from a private collection for the use of medical or anthropological purposes.

"APD does not believe that the skull was involved in a crime, but would like to find the person(s) who donated it," the Austin Police Department said in an alert. "Detectives believe that the item may have been part of a private collection."

In July, a Goodwill store in Bellevue, Washington, reported the donation of the remains of an Indian child. Authorities haven't said whether they were able to determine its origin.

Get the Story:
Police: Did you donate a human skull to Goodwill? (The Austin-American Statesman 8/27)
Human Skull Donated To Goodwill In Austin (KEYE 8/27)

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