Skull found in Blue Ridge area shows evidence of medical procedure

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Coconino County authorities are still trying to identify human remains that were found Nov. 27 in the Blue Ridge area.

Coconino County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair said hunters located a skull off of Forest Service Road 142D by Clear Creek Canyon and Bear Canyon on Good Enough Ridge.

On Wednesday, Coconino County sheriff detectives and Search and Rescue members returned to the site and located the majority of the skeletal remains that are believed to belong with the skull.

According to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office, the skeleton is believed to be that of a white male between 40 and 60 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall with gray hair.

Two holes were bored in the back region of the skull as part of a medical procedure or therapy, Blair said. One reason for this medical procedure is the treatment of seizure disorders.

Anyone who believes they have information that may lead to an identification of the victim is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff's Office at 928-774-4523 or 928-226-5020.