Landscaping crew finds human skull while cutting grass in Rockdale County

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — Officials in Rockdale County are trying to identify a human skull after a landscaping crew cutting grass found it among the weeds.

County work crews were clearing kudzu from the side of Ebenezer Road near Cherry Hill Lane in Rockdale County when they found a human skull.

“At the time, he only saw the skull and he called the authorities. We then came and discovered other parts of the deceased body,” Deputy Kyana Brown with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office told Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston.

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Investigators later found socks and men’s boxer underwear with the skull, leading investigators to believe the body may be that of a man.

Rockdale County sheriff’s deputies say it has been at least six months since a county crew was working at that location.

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Sandra Jackson-Lett, who lives in the area, says now that the remains have been found, she prays for the victim’s family.

“I’m hoping whoever this is, male, female, black or white or hispanic, I hope this brings some closure to that family,” she said.

The identity of the victim and any word on how they died has not been released.