A human skull was reportedly discovered by a fisherman in Bedford County, Tennessee, this week. It's described as being smaller in size than an adult but bigger than a childÂ—which could possibly indicate that the person was a teen or perhaps a small-developed adult? The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is working on identifying the remains, which was discovered on a gravel bar in the Duck River.
Could this mysterious skull be tied to any of the unsolved missing persons cases in the region? There are several unsolved missing cases and possibly even some unreported ones as well in the state of Tennessee. Considering the region of the Duck River, it's probably easy to begin speculating on the possibilities. The Duck River is just over 60 miles east of Decatur County, home of missing nursing student Holly Bobo. It is also a similar distance from the disappearance of Shelley Mook. The Duck River also connects to several other bodies of water, so the possibilities are endless.
Hopefully some family receives some kind of closure after the TBI identifies the piece. It was reported that no other remains were found in the area, so it's apparent it washed up from somewhere. Perhaps this is a missing piece to a larger puzzle that might surprise many people.
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