More skulls turned in to King County authorities

SEATTLE — The King County medical examiner’s office says the mysterious donation of three skulls at a Bellevue Goodwill bin has prompted three other people to turn over human bones.

The county’s forensic anthropologist, Kathy Taylor, says one set of bones is bleached and wired together for clinical or educational purposes. The other two are Native American bones. They are not considered part of a criminal case.

The Seattle Times reports the office and a state agency try to locate family members. Otherwise clinical bones may be offered to universities. Remains of Native Americans must be returned to their tribes.

Meanwhile, the donor of the three Goodwill skulls dropped off last month has not been found. Two are clinical skulls and the third is the skull of a Native American child.

More in Local News

Expect more snow, ice Friday morning

The slick conditions made for some snarled commutes Thursday, and could do the same later.

House Democrats: Use capital gains tax to keep property tax rate lower

But they are setting up a potential showdown with the Supreme Court over school funding.

Water to be shut off for some homes, districts next week

The pipe closing will affect mainly the Snohomish and Monroe areas.

Northshore School District bond for new elementary now passing

As of Tuesday, the $275 million proposal was comfortably above the 60 percent supermajority.

Everett pastor’s life was inspired by Rev. Billy Graham

The first crusade Brian Harpell ever attended was when the Christian evangelist came to his hometown.

Front Porch

HEADS UP Roesiger history book goes digital “On the Trail of Richard… Continue reading

“Compromised by deterioration,” Everett apartments condemned

The city says the conditions at Broadway Station Apartments were unsafe for tenants.

Clear, cold weather could give way midweek to chance of snow

A chance of lowland snow looms for Snohomish County by… Continue reading

Drug abuse victims, users share how opioids have affected them

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray attends a roundtable discussion at Cocoon House in Everett.

Most Read