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ID sought after human skull found in Texas woods

Published On: Jan 24 2013 07:43:12 AM CST

JASPER, Texas (AP) -

A human skull found by a deer hunter in some East Texas woods has been sent to a forensic lab in an effort to identify the person.
    
Jasper County Sheriff Mitchell Newman said Wednesday that authorities have not had a missing person report for several years.
    
Officials said the hunter came upon the remains Tuesday night in a wooded area off a road just north of Jasper. Several pieces of vertebrae were also located.
    
Jasper is about 125 miles northeast of Houston.