February 1, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga.---A human skull has been found in Augusta. They don't know who it belongs to yet, but they've mapped out a plan to figure it out.
The skull was found amongst other debris by a construction crew today off a dirt road near Enterprise Mill.
"This is a little bit unusual, because this is obviously out of place," Inv. Tom Johnson told News 12.
He says it may belong to a male.
Inv. Johnson spent roughly four hours combing the site for personal effects--things like clothing or written documents, anything that may be a clue as to this person's identity.
"A lot of homeless people go out there," he said. "There's a lot of clothes and items where they kind of scavenge the Salvation Army, and they leave stuff out there."
Johnson is also searching for any other skeletal remains that may be in the area.
"We obviously want to try to determine the identity of the person...race and sex."
He'll also browse the missing persons file. Some of the men listed there haven't been seen in years.
"I have not yet been able to determine how many open cases we still have," Johnson said.
The GBI has sent Dr. Rick Snow, a forensic anthropologist, to Augusta's crime lab.
He'll begin his work on the skull first thing tomorrow morning.