November 28, 2014

Hunters find human skull south of Gardner

Mark Taylor
Special to the Gardner News
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a human skull that was

Considerable law enforcement activity continued on Tuesday, March 19, along a private road northeast of 215th Street and Gardner Road, one day after a human skull was found in a field at that location. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office had charge of the investigation. An extensive search of the area was being conducted in an effort to locate other bones and evidence that could possibly help make an identification of the remains. The location was just north of the Johnson-Miami County line. Submitted photo courtesy of  Larry Byers

Considerable law enforcement activity continued on Tuesday, March 19, along a private road northwest of 215th Street and Gardner Road, one day after a human skull was found in a field at that location. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office had charge of the investigation. An extensive search of the area is being conducted in an effort to locate other bones and evidence that could possibly help make an identification of the remains. The location was just north of the Johnson-Miami County line. Submitted photo courtesy of Larry Byers

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.”

Comments

  1. Well, this doesn’t surprise me. Small towns and out in the country are popular places to dump remains. Hope they figure out who it was.

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