From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – Skeleton remains were discovered in Birmingham after a dog was found playing with a human skull on Friday, Sept. 23, at approximately 10:10 a.m.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, an individual living in the 400 block of Albany Place in the Wylam Community reported to police that he found his dogs playing with a human skull in his yard as he was leaving for work.
Reportedly, the dogs are known to roam a large, wooded area in the 300 block of Buffalo Street, between the Wylam and McDonald Chapel communities.
“It is unknown where the dogs first discovered the skull, and no other remains have been found at this time,” Chief Deputy Coroner William Yates stated. “The skull was found to be significantly weathered and most likely represents (a) death that occurred years prior to being found.”
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the incident.
The story will be updated when more information is available.