Human skull found in backpack along I-5 in Keizer

Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 8:29 PM PST
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KEIZER Ore. (KPTV) - A human skull was found along Interstate 5 northbound in Keizer on Monday, according to the Oregon State Police.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., an Oregon Department of Corrections prisoner cleanup crew working along the highway found a small backpack near milepost 260. Inside was a human skull.

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner is continuing to investigate the skull, but police said they believe it belonged to a woman, most likely in her 30s or 40s.

Police have not released any further information.

The discovery was shocking to the community, said several people who live in the area.

Liora Pro who lives near where the skull said she was shocked, and then sad.

“I hope they find out who put that there,” Pro said.

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Vicki Davis who also lives nearby, said she hopes the person the skull belonged to can be identified so their family can find closure.

“I definitely hope they find who did it,” Davis said. “It makes me a little bit worried about the community if there’s people just out there with bags and skulls.”