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RCMP Hinton – Human Skull Found in Garage

Hinton, Alta – The Hinton RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in helping determine the origin and identity of a human skull.

In February 2013, a skull was turned into Hinton RCMP by the Groeneveldt family, who found the skull while cleaning out their garage. It was tucked away under some items that had been in the garage since the homeowner, Leo Groeneveldt, passed away many years ago. Family members believe Mr. Groeneveldt came into possession of the skull at a party he attended in Hinton in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

If anyone recalls attending a party in the late 1960s or early 1970s in Hinton where a human skull was shown or passed around, please contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-2455. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

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