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Skull found in Spartanburg may be from 2012 graveyard theft

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Pieces of concrete and chunks of dirt lay strewn about the grave site after police say someone broke into the coffin. (March 28, 2012/FOX Carolina) Pieces of concrete and chunks of dirt lay strewn about the grave site after police say someone broke into the coffin. (March 28, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Spartanburg County coroner said someone discovered a skull that may have been stolen from a nearby grave in 2012.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the skull was recovered by Spartanburg police last weekend.

A few teens found the skull near the railroad tracks along Sloan Street and told FOX Carolina it was just lying in the open, missing its jaw.

He said the skull was found not far from Oakwood Cemetery. On March 26 2012, a skull was stolen from a desecrated Oakwood grave.

Clevenger said he is working with a Forensic Anthropologist to examine the skull and identify it. He said the date of death on the grave was from the 1960s, so evidence for a comparison may be hard to develop.

He said they would work to match the DNA and if needed, they would have to reopen the tomb to identify the person.

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