SLED, FBI called in to assist Berkeley County in human skull investigation

The State Law Enforcement Division and the FBI have been called in to assist local law enforcement after a hunter found a human skull Friday in the woods behind Cainhoy Elementary School.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that investigators received information from another jurisdiction about a case that involves a location within the Huger area that may be related to their investigation. It also said that due to the terrain and other logistical issues, Sheriff Duane Lewis enlisted the assistance of state and federal agencies with the investigation.

FBI supervisory agent Don Wood said federal agents were assisting. SLED spokesman Thom Berry also confirmed that agents were in Berkeley County assisting.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office was notified Friday that the skull was found about 100 yards behind the school on Cainhoy Road. It appears to have been there for some time, said Coroner Bill Salisbury.

The skull will be sent to SLED for DNA testing for identification.

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