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Human skulls donated to a Goodwill thrift store

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 00:55

Authorities want to know who donated three human skulls to a Goodwill store in Washington state last month. Linda So reports.

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Goodwill stores receive boxes of donations every day. But this Goodwill in Washington State recently received something they're never seen before, three human skulls. SOUNDBITE: KATHERINE BOURY, GOODWILL, SAYING: "One of the things that was interesting about one of the skulls is that it was clearly very old, and so I think that's always the question, is that of historical significance? Does it need to be returned?" That particular skull belonged to a Native American child. The other two skulls were used in a lab. The Medical Examiner's Office wants to know who made the donation. SOUNDBITE: KATHY TAYLOR, FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST, SAYING: "We're asking the person who donated them to please contact us because we cannot begin to repatriate the child without knowing the history of that skull. Is it from the state of Washington? Is it from another state?" Improperly disposing human remains is a crime. But the ME's office says in this case, they will not press charges because they want to return the Native American skull back to its proper tribe.

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Human skulls donated to a Goodwill thrift store

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 00:55