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Manchester Police discover human skull Wednesday

Manchester Police Department officers were looking for a suspect in a traffic incident Wednesday evening when they stumbled upon what appears to be a human skull. 

Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott did not release the location of the discovery Wednesday night in an effort to not compromise the crime scene, but told Thunder Radio News Thursday that the discovery was made in a wooded area behind the old Pappy’s Restaurant (formerly Shoney’s).


“They did find what appears to be a human skull,” Northcott told Thunder Radio News.

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Northcott confirmed that the discovery was made after dark Wednesday, making it hard to search the scene thoroughly. 

“They were on a separate call and in their efforts on that call they came across these remains,” explained Northcott. “It was after dark, so they secured the scene and we are waiting on morning light to continue with the investigation.” 

The discovery was not in relation to the original call the police were responding to. Northcott said as officers were returning to patrol cars in the wooded area, someone stumbled upon the skull.

Northcott explained that the state medical examiner’s office will be on site Thursday morning along with an anthropology team to support the Manchester Police Department. MPD will be the primary agency handling the investigation.

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