A man tried to recycle skulls by tossing them into a pile of recyclable materials via the junk removal service company that he works for. When the skulls arrived at a garbage transfer station in Connecticut, an employee saw them and phoned police. According to SF Gate, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the skulls were human. Police are now working to figure out where the skulls may have come from.
“We are trying to determine whether they came from a grave robbery, if they were bought online or something more sinister,” Stamford police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said.
The man who recycled the skulls may have thought that they were plastic — at least that’s the theory of solid waste supervisor Dan Colleluori. The man was cleaning out the home of another man who had recently passed away when he came across the items and put them in a pile of recyclables, evidently not thinking that they were real. Police have already contacted the deceased man’s family in an effort to solve the mystery.
“Interviewed at the Cape Cod-style home on [address omitted] in Fairfield, the father of the deceased man said the skulls were purchased by his late son online for more than $1,000 apiece from a website that sells skulls, skeletons and other anatomical items.”
According to UPI, the deceased man and former skull owner has been identified as Robert DiVitto. The man’s dad seemed happy that the skulls were removed but is cooperating with police by telling them everything that he knows about where his son got the skulls and what they were used for.
“He would have them on display in the living room, and I’m glad that they’re gone now,” DiVitto’s dad said.
The man who recycled the two skulls wasn’t the only one to come across human remains this week. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a dog named Brix brought home two human bones after getting out of his fenced yard in Atlanta. Brix was content in the driveway of his home gnawing on his treasure, but his owner knew that something wasn’t right. Police were called and it turns out that the bones were actually part of a human leg.
Cadaver dogs were used to locate the rest of the body, which was severely decayed. There is now an investigation surrounding the find and authorities say that Brix could be instrumental in helping them solve a missing persons case.
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