Troopers investigating after Kentucky homeowner finds skull in backyard

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police have opened a death investigation after a homeowner found a skull in the backyard of the home.

Troopers responded to the home on Harbell road in Pineville along with the Bell County Coroner's Office.

The coroner took possession of the skull, and medical examiners will conduct forensic testing.

Troopers are unsure of the identity of the remains or the cause of death.

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