Skull found in Esquimalt shed was historical teaching aid

A human skull found in an Esquimalt, B.C., storage shed last month was probably once used to teach anatomy, the B.C. Coroners Service has concluded.
The B.C. Coroner's Service has confirmed that a skull found in an Esquimalt, B.C. storage shed last week was an old teaching tool.

A human skull found in an Esquimalt, B.C., storage shed last month was probably once used to teach anatomy, the B.C. Coroners Service has concluded.

The bare bone skull in a plastic bag was uncovered by the new owner of a residential property on Lampson Street while cleaning out the shed on May 14.

The surprised resident called police, who called in the coroner to investigate.

On Monday the coroner issued a statement saying an investigation had confirmed it was not suspicious in nature.

"The Identification and Disaster Response Unit of the B.C. Coroners Service now has completed an anthropological analysis and has confirmed that the skull is historical, is of no forensic interest, and was probably previously used in the teaching of anatomy."


 

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