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Calif. Girl Brings Human Skulls to School

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posted on May, 11 2003 @ 03:52 PM
Interseting to say the least...

Calif. Girl Brings Human Skulls to School

COVINA, Calif. (AP) - A 12-year-old girl brought three human skulls to her school for show-and-tell, authorities said.

The girl claims she obtained the skulls from her grandmother, who allegedly found them in the trash at her mobile home park, police said.

After reading a newspaper article on Saturday, Catherine Knoll of Duarte contacted Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and said the skulls had belonged to her late husband, said sheriff's Lt. David Brown.

``She said her late husband, William Knoll, had acquired the skulls in Europe in 1967 and returned to the United States with them,'' he said. ``She was moving so she decided she didn't want them any more. She disposed of them in the nearest trash container, which is where they were found.''

``All three are almost 100 percent intact,'' Covina police Sgt. Tim Doonan said.

The girl, who was not identified, took the skulls to Royal Oak Intermediate School in Covina and showed them to her teacher. The student asked if they were real and if she could use them for a science project.

``They looked real to me,'' said John Roach, superintendent at Charter Oak Unified School District, who saw the skulls before they were taken away by police.

The skulls are scheduled to be examined as early as Monday by a coroner's anthropologist.

05/10/03 23:01

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posted on May, 12 2003 @ 12:14 AM
Kinda freaky......

posted on May, 12 2003 @ 12:19 AM
that the girl is probably traumatized, subconcisly. She will probably turn out like the coroner in MIB and have a necrofilia fetish!


Abstract found your future wife...


posted on May, 12 2003 @ 12:46 AM
Actually, until the 1970's or so, all the human skeletons in school classrooms and in medical school were REAL HUMAN BONES. They mostly got them from India (one of the reasons I know this is because my profs talked about this.) So they could have been from school skeletons that were tossed out and her grandfather collected them.

posted on May, 13 2003 @ 10:34 PM
Maybe Grandma Used to do what jeffrey dahmer used to do boil the heads ewwwww

posted on May, 14 2003 @ 04:27 AM
Why India? Why not American bones of unclaimed bodies or sth? Maybe indian bones had 'less value'

posted on May, 14 2003 @ 08:06 PM
The medical skeleton trade was from poor third world countries to the US (which is why you'd get them with missing teeth or cavities or other slight imperfections.) It was a source of revenue for them.

Now, I'm not sure of the details since my prof didn't go into them. But after that I looked carefully and discovered that yes, some of the medical skeletons WERE real human bones... and later the fashion was for plastic skeletons that left fewer ethical questions.

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