DETROIT (WWJ) – A group cleaning up part a section of land in the southeastern part of Detroit found more than they bargained for — a human skull.
Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950, Detroit police confirmed officers showed up to investigate, along with the Wayne County Medical Examiner, after they got a call shortly after 11 a.m.
A search of the area for more remains yielded nothing.
Hantz Farms was in charge of the cleanup near St Louis and Holcomb, removing debris and pulling out weeds.
Hantz Farms President Mike Score said he was called to the scene by the woman who found it. “I went over and looked and it looked like a real human skull,” Score told Mlive.com. “It didn’t look like it was fabrication.”
The group plans purchase the land from the city in order to grow trees for timber. It totals about a quarter square mile in size. In exchange, the city will unload scores of blighted properties that are generating no tax revenue and that it can’t afford to maintain. Some opposed to the deal says it’s a land grab.
No further information about the skull was immediately available.