Tuscaloosa County authorities investigate discovery of human skull

Human skull found in woods in Tuscaloosa Co.

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit climbed into a four-wheeler and drove even deeper into a heavily wooded area off Highway 69 North and Wallace Ferry Road just below the Walker/Tuscaloosa County lines. They want to know more about the discovery of a human skull.

“It’s definitely shocking. It’s a small town, everybody knows everybody,” said Emily Graggs.

Graggs is a short order cook and cashier at T’s Korner. Searchers met there Monday morning before heading to the scene. They say a hunter found a human skull Sunday in the woods. All they know for sure is the skull had been there for quite some time. That’s led some to wonder who it could be.

“Well, a family would definitely want to know if it’s theirs. They got a member of their family missing,” Lowell Fields at Fields Grocery went on to say.

The place where the hunters found the skull is heavily wooded and not accessible by car or truck.

“To hear that they found remains not far from here it’s a sad story. I feel bad for the family,” Graggs said.

Authorities don’t know the identity of the remains, but they feel with time they will be able to determine who it was.

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