KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) - A day after a partial skull was found in a Kokomo creek , police said a forensic investigator had found that the bones were part of a medical display, not connected to any criminal case.
A fisherman called Kokomo Police Department to Wildcat Creek in Foster Park after finding what he believed could be human remains Monday.
The partial skull sent to the University of Indianapolis, where Dr. Stephen Nawrocki, forensic anthropologist, examined it. He determined the skull to be about 50 years old and noted it had been painted or white-washed and also contained drill holes. Those findings, he said, were consistent with adaptation for a display or medical exhibit.
Nawrocki said the skull was not a modern forensic case, and the Kokomo police said in a news release Tuesday that the skull is therefore not considered linked to a criminal case at this time. The bones were left with him for further study.
The news dashed the hopes one Kokomo family had expressed Monday after the bones were found.
The family of Kelly Armstrong, who has been missing since July, had expressed hope for closure in the case Monday.