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Shoppers at a Sebastian, Florida, Publix grocery store called 911 when they saw a homeless man walking around with a human skull, authorities said.
“He had put the skull on top of a trash can over there because he wanted to tell somebody to call the sheriff’s office,” said Indian River County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Thomas Raulen.
The unidentified homeless man found human remains in an isolated area near the homeless camps and brought it to the Publix to report the body on Tuesday.
“He was using it as a puppet,” witness Nick Pecoraro said. “It smelled like death.”
Raulen said that it was unlikely that the victim had been decapitated, but that the body was too deteriorated to tell much information about the victim.