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Presumed human skull found in Arizona Goodwill donation box

Goodwill employees called the police Tuesday after finding a human skull, and officials believe the skull is real.
Presumed human skull found in Arizona Goodwill donation box
Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 06, 2023

Police are investigating after an apparent human skull was found among donations at a Goodwill in Goodyear, Arizona. Officers were called to the store on Tuesday night.

Police took "what appears to be an actual human skull" and transported it to the medical examiner's office for further examination.

After observing the skull, the medical examiner believes it is historic. Officials believe there is no forensic significance and may not be associated with any crime.

“This is an unusual one,” said Lisa Berry with the Goodyear Police Department.

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Goodwill says it will "happily sort and sell just about anything" donated to it. The one exception noted by Goodwill is unsellable hazardous materials.

Goodwill says it will accept the following items:

- Appliances

- Bedding

- Books and media

- Clothing and accessories

- Cooking accessories

- Drapery

- Electronics

- Furniture

- Games

- Household goods

- Kitchenware

- Knick-knacks

- Linens

- Mobility items

- Musical instruments

- Outdoor items

- Shoes

- Sports equipment

- Tools

- Toys

- Vehicles

Goodwill operates 3,300 thrift stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Goodwill says that it generally has 2,000 new items on its sales floor each day.

Reporting from Scripps News Phoenix was used in this report.

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