More Details On Human Skull Found During Traffic Stop

More Details On Human Skull Found During Traffic Stop

The skull found during a traffic stop last week in Calaveras County, could be the remains of a Native American who died a century ago. According to Deputy Coroner Keith Rosa, the skull has been sent to a forensic anthropologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for further analysis to determine the person’s sex, ethnicity and approximate age, a process that could take six to eight months. Rosa says there were certain details on the skull that indicate the remains are of a Native American and that there were no signs of foul play. It also appears the skull was buried, as it shows no signs of bleaching from the sun. The skull was discovered by Angels Camp Police during a traffic stop late Wednesday night. Joshua Davis, 41, of Murphys was arrested on numerous charges including possession of methamphetamine and disturbing or removing human remains. He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and has since bailed out. 

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