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Human skull found along South Austin Violet Crown Trail

The report was made by a hiker along the trail. (Pixabay)

The Austin Police Department is investigating after a caller reported finding a human skull while walking along the Violet Crown Trail, near the 4900 block of West US Highway 290, in South Austin.


According to APD, the call came in around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Police were able to confirm the remains were human after they arrived on the scene around 12:58 p.m.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office is also investigating and no other details have been released at this time.

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