An excavating crew in Porter County makes a grisly discovery. Contractors for the Precision Pipeline Company found a human skull late Monday morning and notified the Porter County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives searched the area but did not uncover any additional human remains. A forensic anthropologist from the University of Indianapolis reviewed digital photos of the skull and said he believed it to be of pre-1940s origin. Conservation officers took possession of the remains and instructed the Precision Pipeline Company to cease digging in the area where the skull was found. The DNR Historical Preservation and Archeology Division will analyze the remains to determine the skull’s age and origin.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.