A human skull was found in Robertsville State Park around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say a man called police after finding the skull while looking for deer antler sheds, a popular activity this time of year. The skull was found about 70 yards away from Shiloh Cemetery.
According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the skull is believed to be that of a 40 to 50-year-old man. Investigators are attempting to carbon date the skull and extract DNA, but the process could take several weeks.
A joint investigation is underway with the Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Shiloh Cemetery is still in use today and dates back to 1889.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.