Sheriff’s Office gives update on skull found in Flathead Lake
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 19, 2021

The Lake County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office has received updated information regarding the skull located in Flathead Lake on June 23, 2021. The Montana Forensic Science Lab enlisted the assistance of an anthropological expert to determine the skull is that of a Native American Male over the age of 18 years, but most likely between 30-60 years of age. Based in part on observations of the teeth in the skull, the report states it is archeological, or historical in nature, and thus not belonging to a modern human. At this time, there is no crime suspected surrounding the discovery of the skull. The Lake County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office is working in conjunction with the CSKT Tribal Preservation Department on repatriation of the remains and to determine if further DNA testing is desired by the CSKT Cultural Committee.

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