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Skull on fire mantel recognized as man lacking since 2012, Tennessee officers say

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A cranium discovered on a Tennessee mantel was found to belong to a person who went lacking in 2012, officers say.Someone put sun shades on the stays, which had been saved above a hearth, District Attorney General Russell Johnson stated Monday in a Facebook put up.Officials say the cranium was found in 2019 within the Gobey space of Morgan County, roughly 50 miles northwest of Knoxville after somebody tipped them off to its location. No different stays had been discovered, in accordance with the Facebook put up.The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office took the cranium to match it with DNA samples from kinfolk of Junior Willie McCann, officers say. McCann was final seen in Morgan County in 2012.Tests from the Knox County Regional Forensics Center and University of Tennessee’s anthropology division decided the cranium was McCann’s, in accordance with the district lawyer.“Speculation and rumor has been that Junior Willie McCann was possibly killed by a family member who is now deceased as well,” Johnson wrote in his Facebook put up.Sheriff Wayne Potter has requested anybody with data to name 423-346-6262.

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