Coroner: More tests to be done on human skull

(WISH Photo)
(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Marion County Coroner’s Office said it is working with the forensic anthropology team to figure out more details on a human skull that was found on the city’s north east side Thursday.

On Monday, more tests will be done to determine the cause of death and the possible race, age and gender of the victim.

According to police, the skull was found in the 2200 block of Columbia Avenue around 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

This is the same area where a worker at a nearby plant found the remains of Loy Ofsthun, 56, in a vacant lot on Tuesday. Ofsthun’s body was found in the 2000 block of North Columbia Avenue.

The coroner said her body was so badly decomposed, they can’t figure out how she died. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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