A human skull was found this morning by workers at the Enbridge Inc.
pipeline project in Liberty Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police
Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune that the skull was
discovered by workers approximately 500 feet west of Meridian Road and north
of U.S. Highway 6, along the Enbridge right-of-way.
LaFlower said that a great deal of excavation has recently been performed at
the site and that it’s difficult at this point to say whether the skull had
been buried below ground or simply dumped above ground.
The skull has been completely denuded of skin tissue, LaFlower said, and no
other human remains have been located.
PCSP detectives were investigating.
Coroner Chuck Harris, meanwhile, told the Tribune that he has taken
custody of the skull and is in the process of contacting a forensic
anthropologist to examine it.
There are no obvious signs of trauma to the skull, which is missing only the
mandible or lower jawbone, but Harris said that he’s not able to say whether
the skull is a male’s or female’s, an adult’s or a child’s.