A real human skull donated to a Goodwill store in Texas seemed oddly out of place even among the assortment of knicknacks and clothing that usually found their way into the donations box. So when something so unusual was donated the local police just had to investigate.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, one museum rediscovered a 6,500 year old skeleton in its own basement.
Austin police detective Derek Israel is investigating the human skull, which they estimate belonged to an adult who died around two years ago according to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office. But they are not in a hurry to set up a potential murder scene since the skull probably was just part of a private collection, nor did it necessarily have to be anything too morbid.
“We think it was probably something that belonged to the person who donated it, to a relative of the person who donated it and it was part of a collection or an anatomical model,” said detective Israel. “It could have been something that was kept by someone who was a student of anthropology, a student of medicine, dentistry, any of those things.”
The police department has not released any more information about the sex or race of the person whose head is now adorning a shelf in Goodwill. Traci Berry, who works at the store, also believe having a real human skull in their store is not that big of a deal.
“We have gotten prosthetic limbs. We have gotten Rolex watches. We have gotten Krugerrands,” said Berry. “Our donations run the gamut.”
Police are still searching for whoever donated the human skull to Goodwill in the first place.