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Human skull found near Morro Bay

Workers from the California Department of Transportation discovered what appeared to be a human skull near Highway 1 on Thursday.

The discovery was made near the Highway 1 and Morro Bay Boulevard offramp in Morro Bay.

A forensic pathologist examined the skull and determined it was not Native American remains as law enforcement had originally theorized. The sheriff’s pathologist did confirm that it was a human skull which is estimated to have been in the area for several months to a year.

The offramp was temporarily closed due to crews in the area.

Evidence of a transient camp was found near the remains. It’s unclear if the remains are connected to the camp.

A forensic investigation will be conducted and the sheriff’s office continues to investigate.

The sex, cause of death and identification of the remains are unclear at this time and could take weeks.

KEYT 2019

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