'Plastic' Halloween skulls found turn out to be human remains

Two men in Connecticut were stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains and not made of plastic as they had thought.

The skulls were among thousands of occult-related items that David Odice and Charlie Inzucchi, who work for a junk removal company, cleared out of the home where Robert L DeVitto lived until his death two weeks ago at age 56.

“Being Halloween makes this real creepy and spooky, especially considering what else we found in the house,” said Odice.

"There were thousands of things related to the occult: magazines, videos, crystals, amulets, all kinds of new age and metaphysical stuff."

After finishing the job on Thursday the contractors dumped the skulls, and the rest of the dead man's paranormal and satanic-themed belongings, at a recycling centre​.

Human skulls

After noticing the skulls appeared human, an attendant at the centre​ notified police.

Images of the skulls were sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office, which later determined the skulls, one male and one female, to be human.

Stamford Police Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn said on Friday the department will know in two weeks the ages of the skulls and whether a criminal investigation is required.

“It's one of the most bizarre cases we've had, especially being Halloween,” Hohn said. “If the skulls turn out to be 120 years old, obviously we don't have a big crime here. But we want to be sure the skulls were not part of a grave robbery.”

- Reuters