Human skull found in Lake Buchanan

Llano County authorities are trying to identify a human skull found Aug. 8 by a jet skiier on the shoreline of Lake Buchanan.





Authorities have sent a human skull found in the receding Lake Buchanan shoreline Aug. 8 for forensic testing to determine identity and age of the bones, according to the Llano County Sheriff's Office.

The human skull was found by an individual on a personal watercraft that evening as the recreationist was attempting to dock the watercraft on the shoreline in an area of Poppy's Point on the west side of the lake just of Ranch Road 261 in Llano County.

On Aug. 9 the following day, the Department of Public Safety dive team members spent about three hours searching for other bones but found none, Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn said.

“The area where it was found is pretty shallow. It's isolated as far as (public) access,” he said. “We're submitting it to forensics to see what they can tell us.”

The area where the skull was found butts up to private property without public access, accept from the waterway.

Officials are trying to determine if the skull had been there for an extended time and added, “It appears to have been.”

Forensics testings is also expected to determine whether it is male or female and the approximate age of the pereson..

The investigation is continuing.

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