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Doctor finds new info on human skull near neighbors house

Investigators say Dr. Thomas believes the skull is of a white man likely in his 50's. Investigators say Dr. Thomas believes the skull is of a white man likely in his 50's.
Dr. Thomas believes the skull was there for more than 2 years Dr. Thomas believes the skull was there for more than 2 years
Investigators say it's hard for them to gather any more information on who the person may be because DNA is impossible to retrieve. Investigators say it's hard for them to gather any more information on who the person may be because DNA is impossible to retrieve.
Jennifer Hatcher, Thomasville resident Jennifer Hatcher, Thomasville resident
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Earlier this month when Jennifer Hatcher's 17 year old son Coleman was chasing after their dog Sport, they found a human skull next door. Thomas County Investigators teamed up with Dr. Godfrey Thomas from The Florida State Anthropology Center to take a look at the skull. Officials say they made a thorough check for any other human remains on the property and did not find any.

"I did a full sweep of the area searching for any other clues or any other remains found there tied to this particular find or another find out there, and we found nothing, " said Steve Jones, Thomas County Public Information Officer.

Investigators say Dr. Thomas believes the skull is of a white man likely in his 50's. They say there was not any trauma to the skull, and Thomas believes the skull was there for more than 2 years. But Hatcher says she still has unanswered questions.

"I wanna know why that man was there, who is he?" said Jennifer Hatcher, Thomasville resident. "Is the rest of him still there somewhere? There's got to be answers to my questions and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has these questions."

These unanswered questions have bothered her ever since.

Hatcher added, "I still glance over there and I still wonder, there's a lot of questions floating around up there, it does bother me."

Investigators say They don't know if they'll continue to look into this case. Investigators say they've checked old unsolved case files and haven't found anything that matches the skull.

Investigators say it's hard for them to gather any more information on who the person may be because DNA is impossible to retrieve. Officials say they are keeping the skull in the Thomas County forensic lab. 

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