A human skull was donated to Arizona Goodwill this week in a box full of other items, shocking the employees who made the gruesome discovery.
The skull was confirmed to be real and human after an employee at the Goodyear thrift store called police to investigate Tuesday.
Agents showed up and removed the skeletal remains which they then took to a medical examiner’s office in case it was related to a missing persons case.
An image of the human skull found at Goodwill is shown. @Goodyearpolice/Twitter
The medical examiner determined the skull is human, however investigators do not expect foul play, a Goodyear Police Department spokesperson said.
“It appears to be historic, old and does not appear to have any forensic value,” said police public information officer Lisa Berry. “And what that means is that no crime is attributed to this skull.”
It is unknown who donated the human skull that was coincidentally packed among other items in the donation container.
A Goodwill employee found the skull at the thrift store in Goodyear. GOODYEAR, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5)
Police public information officer Lisa Berry said the skull appeared to be historical but did not appear to have any forensic value. GOODYEAR, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5)
It is also a mystery who owns the skull, which is missing the lower jaw and has a socket filled with a false eye.