Human skull found near Carbonado

Staff writerMay 12, 2014 

JESSICA RANDKLEV — Staff artist

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.

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