NEW INFO: Human skull found in New Bern

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - Police say they are working with the State Medical Examiner's Office to identify a human skull that was found Friday in New Bern.

A city crew clearing ditches made the discovery in a wooded around near Oaks Road and Ellington Street around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say they do not know how the skull got to the area, but one possibility is that Hurricane Florence flooding left it there.

Anyone with information on the skull's discovery should call New Bern police at 252-636-5034 or Craven County Crime Stoppers at 252-633-5141.


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Police in one Eastern Carolina city are investigating the discovery of a human skull that could have been put there by hurricane floodwaters.

New Bern police say the remains were found around 10:30 a.m. near Oaks Road and Ellington Street.

Lt. David Daniels tells WITN that city employees found the skull a couple of hundred yards into the woods.

Daniels says they believe the workers were cleaning ditches when they found the remains. He said so far no other bones have been located.

The area flooded during Hurricane Florence, and Daniels says it's possible the skull wasn't there before the storm and floated there by the floodwaters.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help New Bern police with the case.