An El Paso middle school football player has discovered a human skull while cleaning a pauper cemetery as part of a community service project.
El Paso police told the El Paso Times that the skull was not near a grave, but likely from the children's section of the McGill Cemetery. The Magoffin Middle School football player made the discovery on Monday.
Police are working to determine where the skull came from and whether it was unearthed by a person, recent floods or an animal.
The cemetery dates back to the 1930s. It houses thousands of unclaimed and unidentified bodies as well as people whose families couldn't afford a funeral.