Human Skull Found in Wauwatosa is headed to Texas
The medical examiner has released new details on human bones that were found at a construction site in Wauwatosa Friday afternoon.
Since Fridayâ€™s discovery construction has been put on hold.
That skull is now being sent to The University of North Texas to their Center for Human Identification for further analysis by a forensic anthropologist.
The medical examinerâ€™s office says based on the condition of the skull, they believe it to be decades old.
Several neighbors spoke with CBS 58 and say theyâ€™re glad to see something done with the lot since it had been sitting vacant for some years. But they never imagined having human remains turn up there.
â€œItâ€™s interesting,â€ says Fred Reinke, who lives nearby. â€œI guess weâ€™ll just have to wait and see how it is.â€
â€œI babysit kids who go to Lincoln, and after hearing about what happened like finding bones of a human, thatâ€™s freaky,â€ says Mollie Schnider, who lives nearby. â€œYou hear about stuff like this happening all the time but you never expect it to happen so close to where you live.â€
Folks at the Wauwatosa Historical Society say that at one point there was a cemetery nearby, but they canâ€™t pinpoint where exactly. Theyâ€™re currently looking at older maps from the area for clues.