Human skull found during search for crash victim in Coffee County

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COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway after police located a human skull in a wooded area near the interstate in Coffee County.

Manchester police made the discovery around 5 p.m. in the woods behind a closed Pappy’s Country Cookin’ on Hillsboro Boulevard near Interstate 24.

Officers said they had responded to a crash nearby in which one of the people fled. They found the skull while searching a wooded area for the person involved in the wreck.

The scene was secured Wednesday night. Crews returned Thursday morning and searched the wooded area for bones, clothing and other evidence.

Investigators said the skull appears to be that of an adult. The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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