CHENEY, Kan. (AP) The former residents of a Sedgwick County property where a human skull was found say the skull was left on their parents’ doorstep six decades ago on Halloween.
Last month’s discovery of the skull by people considering buying the property sparked an investigation.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the former property owners buried the skull before moving in 2010. The ex-owners reported that the skull had been in their family’s possession since the apparent Halloween prank in 1949 in the northeast Kansas town of Circleville.
The family also told authorities they tried to have the skull identified in the late 1970s. The family was informed then that the skull belonged to someone of Asian descent and most likely was a World War II souvenir.