JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD: Items found near site of skull discovery

Army investigators and police officers searching a heavily wooded area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord have found other items near where a human skull was found Wednesday.

Investigators cannot not be more specific about the other items found Thursday, Lewis-McChord spokesman Joe Piek said. The area is at the outer edge of the base’s training center, about 50 to 100 meters from state Route 507.

A forensic anthropologist is scheduled to visit the scene today. The anthropologist will examine the items to determine the gender, age and possible identity of the person. The anthropologist will also aim to figure out how long ago the person died.