Following testing by the medical examiner’s office and study by anthropologists, the skull found by a deputy on foot patrol in a wooded area near West Church Road and North Aspen Avenue in Sterling on Oct. 6 has been identified human.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the skull appears to date back to the early to mid 20th century. There is no indication of foul play and no other remains were found in the area.
The skull was found to have no identifying characteristics. The skull appeared to have been discarded in a wooded area. The skull was painted and drawn on.
The Office of the Medical Examiner worked with anthropologists to identify the origin of the skull.