Thursday, March 13, 2014

Skull found in crab pot sent for DNA identification

This sounds like a poorly thought out hoax to me.  Hoping so.
To read background posts from this blog on missing child Lindsey Baum, click HERE.

Informant Told Lewis County Detectives Lindsey Baum's Body Was Put in Crab Pot
By Stephanie Schendel 
Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 10:14 pm | Updated: 5:17 pm, Sat Mar 1, 2014.

Possible Link?: Man Who Testified in Riffe Murder Trial Also Provided Information on Missing McLeary Girl

Nearly a year before a child-sized skull was recovered in a crab pot two miles off the coast of Westport, Lewis County deputies sent information to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office about a tip they received from an informant indicating that missing McCleary girl Lindsey Baum’s body had been put inside a crab pot and dumped into the ocean.

A skull was recovered on Feb. 21 after a local fisherman pulled up his crab pot about 2.3 miles off the coast of Westport, according to Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel.
[Read the rest of Schendel's article HERE.]



Skull found in Westport crab pot going to FBI lab
By Associated Press Published: Feb 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM PDT

WESTPORT, Wash. (AP) - The human skull found in a crab pot off the Washington coast is being sent to the FBI crime lab at Quantico, Va.

Grays Harbor Undersheriff Dave Pimentel tells KXRO investigators hope to extract DNA, which may lead to an identification.

The partial human skull was found Friday morning in a crab pot about 2 miles off of Westport. The fisherman set the pot the previous week in water 90-to-100 feet deep.

An anthropologist in King County confirmed the skull is human.

Pimentel says nothing else is known about the skull, including how it got into the crab pot.

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