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Mill Creek Police searching for human remains after skull found

Mill Creek Police Officers and Snohomish County Search and Rescue volunteers with their trained dogs are searching for human remains after a skull was found in an area near North Creek just north of Mill Creek Town Center on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

From a City of Mill Creek news release.

The Mill Creek Police Department was contacted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, by a male who found a human skull in a wooded area near North Creek just north of Mill Creek Town Center.

According to Police Chief Greg Elwin, the male appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, but cooperated with police.

Subsequently, Mill Creek Police officers and a K9 unit conducted a thorough search of the area where the skull was found in an attempt to find any other human remains. No other remains were found in an extensive search of the area.

“The appearance of the skull indicates that it has been exposed to the elements for a couple of years and may have been carried by an animal,” said Elwin. “Carnivores in the area travel a range of two to three miles, so it is possible that additional remains are not in the area.”

The skull was turned over to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office in hopes of identifying the deceased.

On Wednesday, August 15th, Mill Creek Police and Snohomish County Search and Rescue volunteers and their trained dogs searched the area again.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it develops.

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