"There was a transient female walking down the 2900 block of Connie Drive. She actually had a skull in her possession," Sacramento, CA, police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said. It sounds like a story fit for Halloween, but that was an actual call to police on Wednesday that is now a death investigation, reports KTXL.
"A call like this is not something that happens every day. We hope we can get down to the bottom of what caused this person to become deceased," Heinlein said.
Officers confronted the woman at an abandoned house on Connie Drive where their investigation began. "She brought the officers to the area where she located the skull," Heinlein said. The body was a couple of blocks down to Crosby Way at an abandoned homeless encampment.
Detectives, officers, and crime scene technicians spent several hours between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday combing the area for clues.
"When officers got out there, they located a decomposed body," Heinlein added.
The coroner will determine the sex, ID, and cause of death.