NATCHEZ — Adams County Coroner James Lee mentioned a human cranium was recovered Thursday afternoon alongside the Mississippi River bank in an space generally known as Anna’s Backside.
Lee mentioned his workplace was notified Thursday that the cranium was found sitting on the river bank which is in the identical neighborhood the place Lee recovered a boot with what gave the impression to be human stays July 6.
“At this point in the investigation we are not sure if the two findings are connected,” Lee mentioned. “The remains from July 6 have been submitted to the state crime lab for analysis but the case is still pending.”
Lee mentioned the cranium additionally can be transported to the state crime lab for forensic evaluation.
Lee mentioned he has met with members of a household who’re lacking a beloved one who was carrying boots much like the one discovered July 6. The members of the family have submitted DNA samples to find out whether or not the stays belong to their member of the family however the outcomes are nonetheless pending.
“I am sorry that someone lost their life but we are working now to help the family with some kind of closure and maybe rule out any foul play,” Lee mentioned. “I want to thank the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and search and rescue team for their effort in recovering the remains.”
Lee mentioned the cranium was recovered roughly 1:50 p.m. Thursday, and if the cranium doesn’t match the stays discovered within the neighborhood July 6 he’ll contact different members of the family who may need a beloved one lacking from an accident within the space.
“I have spoken to the family involved in the case who support our efforts in publicizing these articles to reach out for any assistance we can get,” Lee mentioned. “Thank you, family.”