Part of human skull found in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say part of a human skull was found near the 300 block of 65th Street in Newport News, Tuesday.

According to Newport News police, a plumber was digging to put in a sewer line when the human remain was discovered.

The remains were taken to the medical examiner where it was confirmed it was part of a human skull.

The home where crews were working nearby was built in the 1920s. Police say the remains could date all the way back to nearly 100 years ago.

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