PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - Platte County officials say a skull found earlier this month in northwest Missouri was not from a recent death.
A forensic anthropologist told the department the exact age of the skull cannot be determined without further testing.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports (http://bit.ly/yjNZx9) the investigation revealed that the skull was damaged after death.
The skull was found on Jan. 19 along the Missouri River north of Waldron.
The Sheriff's Department is working with the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the most appropriate way to bury the bones.
Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com