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Human Skull on Paper Plate Found on Grizzly Peak Boulevard

The skull was found late Wednesday afternoon near Tilden Regional Park.

By Bay City News Service

A human skull was found Wednesday afternoon near Tilden Regional Park, an Oakland police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded to the area of Grizzly Peak Boulevard, about a half mile west of South Park Drive, after receiving tips regarding a human skull, Officer Johnna Watson said.

When officers arrived, they found a human skull "out in the open," Watson said.

According to an article in the Oakland Tribune, the skull had been placed on a paper plate and surrounded by beads.

Police said the skull appeared to be old but was probably not of Naative American origin, the Tribune article said.

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Piedmont Patch contributed to this article.

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