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Human skull found by worker in St. Lucie County

Posted: 5:21 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-12 21:00:27Z
Possible human remains found in St. Lucie Co.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies were back at work Thursday trying to find the rest of a person’s remains at a construction site in St. Lucie County.

A construction worker clearing a lot to build a personal storage facility on Kitterman Road just west of U.S. 1 found a skull. around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"It looked like a coconut sitting there, and so I moved it out of the way, and it wasn’t a coconut, it was a skull," Welsh Construction Sr. Superintendent Hank Richard said.

The site looked a lot like an archeological dig as deputies sifted through the dirt.

Richard said after he found the skull he immediately called the police and said the discovery put the project behind at least four days. 

Deputies don't know the age, gender or manner of death. Chief Deputy Garry Wilson said the remains must have been there for at least two to three years. 

"What happens in a lot of times in a case like this, you get animals that get involved, and they start moving things around," Wilson said. "If we're not finding all the pieces, we’re going to continue to look for the pieces."

Deputies said homeless people did frequent the area where the remains were found. Deputies also checked to see if anyone was reported missing in the area in recent years. No one came up in their search.