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Human skull found in motorcycle helmet on Illinois island

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FILE - A human skull is pictured Feb. 17, 2015. (Pixabay via MGN)

HENDERSON COUNTY, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) - A human skull was discovered inside a motorcycle helmet on Burlington Island in Illinois last week. The island is on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River.

The skull was found by loggers in a full-face motorcycle helmet on Aug. 30 around 3 p.m.

The skull was sent to Peoria to be examined by a forensic pathologist, according to the Henderson County coroner.

The Peoria County morgue serves as a regional autopsy hub serving nine counties, according to the Peoria County coroner.

The Henderson County coroner says it may have a lead on the identity of the skull pending dental and DNA tests.

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