Search underway after human skull found in NC county

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BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Officials in Burke County told Channel 9 that a large-scale search was underway early Tuesday morning after a human skull was found near Lake James.

Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty saw roughly 40 search crew personnel heading onto the Duke Energy property just before 10 a.m. near Power House Road.

Officials said some men running their beagles made the discovery earlier in the morning, near the bottom of a spillway.

Investigators have not said if they suspect foul play.

Source: WSOC