Construction Crew Finds Human Skull in Valparaiso


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.