A spine-chilling surprise was unearthed in a charity shop in Florida when an eagle-eyed shopper spotted a real human skull amidst the Halloween decorations. The store owner revealed that the skull had been sitting in a storage unit for several years after being purchased. The discovery raised questions about the legality of selling and buying human organs or tissues under local laws.
The shopper stumbled upon the macabre anomaly was conveniently a practising anthropologist. With their expertise in the scientific study of humans, they quickly recognised the difference between a genuine skull and an artificial one. Sensing something was amiss, they promptly alerted the authorities.
The owner of the shop, located in North Fort Myers, confessed that the skull had been part of their inventory since it was found in a storage unit they acquired years ago. Little did they know that this bone-chilling piece would make its way into their Halloween display.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives were notified of the eerie find. In a light-hearted twist, they humorously stated, “In a twist of not-so-humerus events: today, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives were notified of a skull located at a thrift store in North Fort Myers… Based upon the observations of detectives on scene, the skull is believed to be that of a human.”
To shed further light on the situation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will collaborate with the District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office to conduct additional tests on the remains. However, there is no suspicion of foul play surrounding the case.