Couple finds skull while walking dog in Petersburg

Posted on: 7:24 pm, August 12, 2012, by , updated on: 10:56am, August 13, 2012

Pic of Area Where Skull Discovered In Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – A couple was walking their dog along the Appomattox River, where they spotted a human skull.

Police say around 11 a.m., the couple discovered the skull in a mud bed.

It is believed to be a historical find, possibly dating from the Civil War or from an earlier period.

A detective from the Petersburg Police Department went to retrieve the skull, and it will be going to a medical examiner on Monday.