Sebastian man claims he found a ‘skull’ near the Lagoon

Man says he found a skull on the riverbed in Sebastian.
Man says he found a skull on the riverbed in Sebastian.

There’s been a rumor that a human skull was found on the shoreline near Indian River Drive in Sebastian.

We found out that a man called law enforcement Tuesday after he found a skull near 13875 N Indian River Drive in Sebastian, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

John Truckner said he and his crew were building a set of wooden stairs from the top of the riverbank down to the bottom. While doing so, he noticed a large round white object laying approximately 5 feet from the water.

Truckner felt the skull was from an aquatic animal, but the other workers thought it was a human.

“I observed the skull, which appears it was missing a jaw of some sort,” the deputy said.

The deputy didn’t know what kind of skull it was, so he sent pictures to a detective. The detective said it didn’t look like a human skull, but wasn’t sure from the photos.

The skull and two small unidentified bone items were placed into evidence for further review.

We will follow up on whether the skull is human or from an aquatic animal.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.