Human skull fragment found in West Warwick woods

By Alana Cerrone

Police are investigating a fragment of a human skull found in the woods of West Warwick.

On Sunday, a resident walking through the woods behind Crossbow Lane found what appeared to be the top of a skull.

The resident called State Police, who took the skull fragment to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The skull was discolored and appeared to have been out in the elements for a long time.

An initial report from the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the fragment is in fact the top of a human skull, but no further details regarding the age or other identifying characteristics were made available at this time.

State Police and West Warwick Detectives are continuing a joint investigation in the area to locate additional evidence. Anyone with information possibly relating to the investigation is asked to call State Police at 401-444-1046.

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