A man searching for elk antlers in a forested area near Carbonado discovered a human skull Saturday, according to the Pierce County Sheriffs Department.
The skull was intact and had most of its teeth, except for a few found lying nearby. A search of the area did not turn up any other bones or remains.
It was found on a slope on 150,000 acres of privately owned timberland where people can get a permit to cut down or collect firewood.
Sheriffs spokesman Ed Troyer said its unclear how the person died. The Medical Examiners Department will determine gender, age and a possible cause of death.
We have a little bit of a mystery here, sheriffs spokesman Ed Troyer said.