A decayed human skull was found in Oakland Friday morning, according to police.
Officers were notified of the decayed skull at 8:54 a.m. and found and recovered it from the backyard of a home on 29th Street.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene to begin investigating the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death, police said.
The Alameda County coroner’s bureau also responded to the scene to recover the skull for further analysis, according to authorities.
Oakland police said authorities don’t know the identity of the body at this time. They said anyone with information about the matter should call their homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or their tip line at (510) 238-7950.