A shopper found a human skull in a North Fort Myers antique store.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the shopper, who happened to be an anthropologist, noticed the skull in the Halloween section on Saturday. The shopper recognized it to be human.
Detectives recovered the skull from Paradise Vintage Market on North Cleveland Avenue. Based upon their observations, the skull is believed to be human.
“We spent several hours just trying to figure out what to do because several of the deputies were like, ‘This is new, we’ve never had this experience before,'” said Beth Mayer, managing partner of the store. “The medical examiner took the skull back to the office, and they are going to do whatever they need to do to figure out what it is.”
The store owner said the skull was located in a storage unit that was purchased years prior, according to deputies.
The skull was priced at $4,000.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will continue to conduct further testing on the skull and said the case is not suspicious.