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    Decayed Skull Found in Oakland: Police

    Police have launched a suspicious death investigation after a decayed skull was found Friday morning in the backyard of a home in Oakland. Cheryl Hurd reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 26, 2018)

    Police have launched a suspicious death investigation after a decayed skull was found Friday morning in the backyard of a home in Oakland.

    Someone found the heat at a home located on 29th Street and West Street, put it in their car and drove it to the Oakland Police Department headquarters.

    "My mother has been on the block for 47 years my cousin lives right here, I can’t believe that," said Oakland resident Lola Walker.

    The skull was found around 9 a.m.

    "There was a little flesh on it," said Michael Cardoza from Oakland PD. "I’m not an expert in that field."

    The Alameda County officials took the skull to the coroners office to try and figure out how old the person was and how long it had been there.

    "We did have a suspicious death recently within the last two three weeks we’re looking into this to see if it’s connected," said Cardoza.

    Authorities say in that case they are looking at a body with no head but they can't connect the two until DNA and an autopsy are complete.

    "I moved here 2011, almost seven years now, there was a lot of problems here," said resident Fentahun Biwota.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Oakland police's homicide section at 510-238-3821 or the tip line at 510-238-7950.

     "I hope it’s not anybody I know," said Walker.

    No other information was immediately available.

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