MORGAN COUNTY, Tenn. — A skull on a fireplace mantel and wearing sunglasses wasn’t a Halloween decoration. Law enforcement in Tennessee said the skull was real and was actually the remains of a man who had been missing since 2012.
Johnson didn’t disclose any additional information as to why the skull was in the unidentified person’s home, WBIR reported.
Johnson’s office said that a search for additional remains turned up nothing.
Deputies recovered the skull, sending it for DNA testing at the University of Tennessee Department of Anthropology and the Knox County Regional Forensics Center.
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