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Texas authorities seek information about skull at Goodwill store

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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)

Related Stories:
More people turn in human remains to Washington authorities (7/21)
Goodwill store in Washington finds skull of Indian child in a box (7/9)


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