Woman discovers human skull while walking dog

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 14:15:35-05

A Detroit woman made a shocking discovery late Saturday morning while she was walking her dog.

Betty Ballard was walking near 7 Mile and Lahser on the city's west side when she came across a human skull.

"He kept pulling me over that way, sniffing and sniffing," Ballard said of her dog.

The skull was found in a wooded area near a cemetery. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies and Detroit police were on scene trying to figure out how the skull ended up in the area.

Authorities have not called it a homicide investigation, and they are waiting for a forensic anthropologist who will be able to determine how old the skull is and how it ended up in the area, separated from its skeleton.