Halloween skulls turn out to be human remains

While clearing the house of a dead man, junk removers chance upon two skulls, among thousands of occult-related items. Recycling centre employee alerts police

Connecticut: A pair of junk removers were in for a real Halloween scare when they realised that two of the skulls from the house of a deceased man, which they thought were plastic props for Halloween, turned out to be real. This happened a day before Halloween celebrations. The skulls were among thousands of occult-related items that David Odice and Charlie Inzucchi of The Junkluggers Junk Removal Co cleared out of the Fairfield home, which belonged to Robert L DeVitto, who died at the age of 56 two weeks ago.

Photos of the two human skulls, found in the home of Robert L DeVitto who died at the age of 56 two weeks ago, released by the Stamford Police Department. Pic/AP
Photos of the two human skulls, found in the home of Robert L DeVitto who died at the age of 56 two weeks ago, released by the Stamford Police Department. Pic/AP

Spooky incident
“Being Halloween makes this incident creepy and spooky, especially considering the other things we found in the house. There were thousands of things related to the occult: magazines, videos, crystals, amulets, all kinds of new-age and metaphysical stuff,” said Odice. The contractors had dumped the skulls, and the rest of the dead man’s paranormal and satanic-themed belongings at a Stamford recycling centre.

After noticing that the skulls appeared human, an attendant at the centre notified the police. Images of the skulls were sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office, which later determined the skulls, one male and one female, to be human.

According to Stamford Police Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn, the department will know in two weeks the ages of the skulls and whether a criminal investigation is required. “It’s bizarre. If the skulls turn out to be 120 years old, obviously we don’t have a big crime here. But we have to make sure it is not a recent crime,” he said.

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