UPDATE: 2 skulls found in Lake Jackson an ‘archaeological find’ according to Leon County deputies

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 2:39 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says the two human skulls that were found in Lake Jackson on June 6 are believed to be “an archaeological find and of historical origin.”

LCSO Public Information Officer Shade McMillian confirmed to WCTV the skulls are no longer connected to a criminal investigation.

McMillian says any other information regarding the skulls has to come from the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources.

Originally, they had been found in the area of Faulk Drive, past a boat dock.

Water had drained from the lake before the remains were found. The phenomenon happened for the first time in nearly a decade — revealing the sinkhole known as Porter Sink.

Jeffrey Shank, an archaeologist with the National Park Service, told WCTV, ”These skulls that were found in the lake, we really don’t know that much about them yet. It’s possible that they could come from a site like with Jackson that’s nearby, but honestly we just really don’t know yet, we just found out.”


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