Hikers find human skull in northwest Alabama

According to law enforcement, hikers found a human skull in Franklin County, Alabama, and investigators hope to identify it.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 4:19 PM

UpdateSheriff: Human skull found in Franklin County is likely that of an adult

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a group of hikers discovered a human skull while walking near a campground in Northern Alabama.

News outlets report the hikers were in a flood zone across the water from the Horseshoe Bend campground on Sunday when they found the skull.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says investigators retrieved the skull on Monday and will try to identify it.

Franklin County is located east of Belmont, Mississippi. 

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