The skull had no identifiable features, but most likely was that of a woman in her late 30s to 40s, Oregon State Police said.

An Oregon Department of Corrections cleanup crew found a small backpack containing a human skull Monday morning on northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 260, the Keizer exit.

Oregon State Police responded at about 9:18 a.m. and took possession of the backpack. They took it to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office, which will continue investigating.

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The skull had no identifiable features, but most likely was that of a woman in her late 30s to 40s, Oregon State Police said.

State police is not releasing any further information.

Tracy Loew covers the environment at the Statesman Journal. Send comments, questions and tips totloew@statesmanjournal.com, 503-399-6779. Follow her on Twitter at@Tracy_Loew





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