Human skull found near Carbonado

Staff writerMay 12, 2014 


A man searching for elk antlers in a forested area near Carbonado discovered a human skull Saturday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s 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.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said it’s unclear how the person died. The Medical Examiner’s Department will determine gender, age and a possible cause of death.

“We have a little bit of a mystery here,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The News Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service