A forensic pathologist ruled that a human skull found near Conway High School was once used for educational purposes and not part of a crime, according to Catina Hipp, Conway police public information officer.
The skull was found by Horry Electric utility workers about 1 p.m. Wednesday near the school at 2301 Church St., Hipp said. Workers were locating underground wiring when they found the skull buried in the dirt.
Police took the skull to a local pathologist for examination and he ruled it was human, but had been used for educational purposes, Hipp said. The skull had a precision cut on the top and screws holding the jaw bone in place.
Conway police are investigating the circumstances of the skull being taken from the school and buried behind the building.