Special to the Gardner News
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a human skull that was
discovered south of Gardner on March 18.
Master Dep. Rick Howell, of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, said the skull was found by hunters at 213th Street and Gardner Road.
The call came in at 3:30 p.m.
Howell said the matter is under investigation.
He said investigators are combing the area for the possibility of additional remains.
The skull had been at the location “long enough for grass to grow around it,” Howell said.
It is not clear whether the discovery of the skull is related to unsolved homicides in Johnson County.
Neither the age nor sex of the deceased has been determined.
“It is really too early to say,” Howell said. “A lot of it will depend on forensics.”