September 30, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police say a human head found in a load of recycling debris at a facility in Oakland probably came from outside the city and may have been that of a homicide victim.
Investigators tell the San Francisco Chronicle that the person apparently had been dead for months or years.
Workers at California Waste Solutions discovered the mummified skull Wednesday in a load dropped off for recycling.
Authorities have not determined if the head came from a man or woman. The Alameda County coroner will conduct an autopsy.
Cadaver dogs searched the area but did not find any other human remains.
California Waste Solutions processes recycling material from across the San Francisco Bay Area.
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