Florida Lobster Divers Find Human Skull

Cops don't know how long it was in the water
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Couple Diving for Lobster Find Human Bones
This photo made available by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Fla., show a human skull that was found by a man and woman diving for lobsters in Key Largo, Fla.   (Bob Dosh)

Instead of finding crustaceans, a couple diving for lobster under a Florida bridge found human bones. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Monday that a man and woman were diving for lobster under the Card Sound Bridge that connects mainland Florida with the Florida Keys when they spotted a skull and several other bones, the AP reports.

They flagged down a Fish and Wildlife officer who was patrolling the area, and the officer called homicide detectives at the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office says detectives so far don't know who the bones belonged to, how long they were there, or what may have caused the person's death. The bones have been turned over to the medical examiner. (Read more Florida stories.)

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