heading


Covering Platte County, Missouri Weekly Since 1865

Legal Notices
The official Platte County Legal Newspaper! Platte
County Foreclosures

Between the Lines
by Ivan Foley

 

The Rambling Moron
by Chris Kamler

The Right Stuff
by James Thomas

Straight from Stigall
by Chris Stigall

Parallax Look
by Brian Kubicki

KC Confidential
by Hearne Christopher

Off the Couch
by Greg Hall

Classifieds

Advertising

Subscriptions


Weekly publication dates are Wednesdays

252 Main Street0
P
P.O. Box 410
Platte City, Missouri 64079
816-858-0363

Fax :816-858-2313

TO CONTACT US
by email
Click Here!
or
by phone
816.858.0363


Contact Lawmakers
by Congress
Click here to:
Find Federal Officials &
Find State Officials


1-25-2012


Skull found near
Waldron studied
by authorities

MEDICAL EXAMINER TO TAKE A LOOK

by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark reporter

The Platte County Sheriff's Department has now turned over a human skull to the medical examiner's office to be investigated.

The medical examiner's office will be working with an anthropologist to help identify the remains.

According to Cpt. Erik Holland, public information officer for the Platte County Sheriff's Office, a man discovered the skull on Thursday, Jan. 19 around 6 p.m. while walking along the west side of the Missouri River levee near Waldron. The skull was found approximately 100 yards west of the levee and 200 yards from the river.

Holland said additional fragments were found in the vicinity, but authorities could not immediately determine whether they were human or animal. Those remains have also been sent to the medical examiner's office after being discovered Friday morning.

After securing the area Thursday night, deputies with the Platte County Sheriff's Office and the Gladstone Police Department digitally mapped the area with a crime scene diagram to obtain exact measurements on Friday.

Holland said the area where the skull was found was flooded over the summer. Authorities expect to have more information on the remains next week.