Three human skulls donated to Bellevue thrift store

Three human skulls donated to Bellevue thrift store

Credit: King County

The King County Medical Examiner is seeking information about three human skulls that were donated to the Bellevue Goodwill in June of 2014. A Native American skull is not pictured.

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by ELIZABETH WILEY / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 3:11 PM

The King County Medical Examiner is seeking information about three human skulls that were donated to the Bellevue Goodwill in June.

Two are adult skulls that were clearly used in a medical clinic or instruction, according to King County. The third is the skull of a Native American child that is very old and fragile.

By state law, the Native American skull must be repatriated to its tribe of original. The county is seeking information to correctly identify the tribe or tribes.

It is unknown who donated the skulls or how they came to be in that person's possession.

The Medical Examiner is asking for the private citizen who donated the skulls to step forward with information about the child's skull. There will be no penalty for this person.

If you are given or inherit skulls, you can turn them into the Medical Examiner's Office without penalty. However, if you come across human remains, you should notify law enforcement.

Anyone with information about the three donated skulls, or who has other human skeletal remains, should contact the King County Medical Examiner’s Office at 206-731-3232, ext.1.

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