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July 13, 2012
WILMINGTON - Delaware's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the person whose skull was found on the beach at Pea Patch Island last month. Officials said Thursday the skull was that of Timothy Finamore, 53, of Newark, Del. He was last seen alive Oct. 15, 2010. The cause of death was not reported. A Salem County man found the skull June 24 in the water about four feet from the shore of the island. - AP
NEWS
February 5, 1990 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police believe that the human skull recovered with other bones and mysterious items along the banks of Tacony Creek on Saturday were used in religious rituals, probably by practitioners of the Santeria religion. Police were called to the park, near Crescentville Road and Adams Avenue, on Saturday because members of Friends of Tacony Park had come upon several items while doing some cleaning. They found what appeared to be a human skull, assorted trinkets, crockery pots, candles, horns and U.S. coins, said Homicide Lt. Anthony Massaro.
NEWS
July 23, 1997 | By Bill Bell Jr., INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Police here were working late yesterday trying to identify a human skull found by two fishermen on the banks of the Schuylkill Monday night. The fishermen, Matthew Biehl, 28, and Robert Minsenberger, 30, both of Pottstown, told police they were fishing in an isolated area behind the Occidental Chemical plant about 7:45 p.m. Monday when they found the skull about 50 feet from the water's edge. "These fishermen thought it was an unusually shaped rock until they found teeth in the skull," said Detective Sgt. Ray Bechtel of the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department.
NEWS
November 1, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Someone out there should be afraid - very afraid. A skull - believed to be that of a woman - washed ashore here this week during an unusual wave pattern known as a blowout tide. If it turns out the skull belonged to a victim of foul play or a missing person, investigators said, it could provide crucial evidence of the victim's identity and cause of death. The skull also could help finger a suspect, according to Lt. Eugene Taylor, an investigator with the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
February 5, 1990 | By Darryl Lynette Figueroa, Daily News Staff Writer
City police don't know what to make of the mysterious find in Tacony Creek Park. The horned goat's head, loose bones and other objects found there Saturday appeared to be attributable to Santeria rites, police said. But they had no clue as to why a human skull was found with the other articles. The medical examiner's office was to conduct tests on the skull today to determine its age, sex and race, police said. Yesterday, police again combed the area around Adams Avenue and Crescentville Road, where neighbors said they regularly hear strange sounds in the night, but found only a dog buried under a fresh mound of earth, they said.
NEWS
April 15, 1996 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was a beautiful day to hunt for a skeleton. Or parts of one. On Dec. 27, a jawless skull was found encrusted with snow on a thorny patch of land off Ivy Hill Road near Stenton Avenue. Friday morning, amid emerging fresh undergrowth and a tick or two, Montgomery County and township detectives moved earth and bramble with rakes and shovels to see whether they could find what might remain of the body. They looked more like farmers than detectives, save for the guns in their holsters.
NEWS
March 7, 2006 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Electricians digging beneath the historic Breintrail Building in Center City yesterday morning found a human skull. The skull, believed to be an adult's, could be more than a century old, police said. The building, at 1230 Arch St., is on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and served as a Bell Telephone Co. exchange building for much of its existence. The electrical workers found the skull encased in clay several feet below the foundation about 11 a.m., police said.
NEWS
May 2, 1996 | For The Inquirer / JON ADAMS
Tracker Susan Bulanda and rescue dog Scout scour a brushy area of Springfield, off Ivy Hill Road near Stenton Avenue, for clues to a human skull found Dec. 27. Police believe the skull came from a man between the ages of 38 and 42 who had been dead at least a year. Bulanda, Scout and another rescue dog canvassed the area for several hours but found nothing. A search last month also produced no clues.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
DELAWARE CITY, Del. - Delaware state police are investigating the discovery of a human skull near Pea Patch Island. Authorities said a New Jersey man found the skull Sunday evening in the water about four feet from the shore of the island, which sits in the Delaware River just off Delaware City. Investigators said the man took the skull with him back to Carneys Point, Salem County, then contacted state police. The skull has been turned over to the state medical examiner's office for possible identification.
NEWS
March 25, 2016
Authorities in South Jersey are trying to determine how a human skull ended up in a wooded area by a road in Ocean County. Two men driving along Arizona Drive, near Old Toms River Road, in Brick Township on Tuesday found "the remains of a decomposed skull," Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. "The passenger noticed it, jumped out and notified the local police department," he said. Della Fave said roads in the area were closed Wednesday as authorities searched for more evidence.
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March 25, 2016
Authorities in South Jersey are trying to determine how a human skull ended up in a wooded area by a road in Ocean County. Two men driving along Arizona Drive, near Old Toms River Road, in Brick Township on Tuesday found "the remains of a decomposed skull," Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. "The passenger noticed it, jumped out and notified the local police department," he said. Della Fave said roads in the area were closed Wednesday as authorities searched for more evidence.
NEWS
September 22, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SANTIAGO PEDROSO had one hell of a run. He fled Philadelphia, then fled the country after police accused him of walking up to Dolores Alvarez inside Germantown Hathaway Inn on June 21, 1992, and firing four bullets into the 41-year-old woman's head, snuffing out her life, while other restaurant patrons watched in pure horror. "We've tracked him all over the world," a frustrated homicide investigator told the Daily News in 1996. "We had him in Spain, in Mexico City. " Pedroso, 71, ended up lasting a full 21 years on the lam. His run finally ended Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Dan Gross
M ARK WAHLBERG and director Allen Hughes will be in town Tuesday to attend a red-carpet screening of their new film, "Broken City," at 7 p.m. at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut). Mayor Nutter and Greater Philadelphia Film Office chief Sharon Pinkenson will introduce the pair and make a special presentation to Wahlberg, who has shot several films in the area, including "Invincible," "The Lovely Bones" and "Shooter. If you'd like to attend, email your name and phone number to Philly@43KIX.com . A limited amount of free tickets remain.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
WILMINGTON - Delaware's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the person whose skull was found on the beach at Pea Patch Island last month. Officials said Thursday the skull was that of Timothy Finamore, 53, of Newark, Del. He was last seen alive Oct. 15, 2010. The cause of death was not reported. A Salem County man found the skull June 24 in the water about four feet from the shore of the island. - AP
NEWS
June 26, 2012
DELAWARE CITY, Del. - Delaware state police are investigating the discovery of a human skull near Pea Patch Island. Authorities said a New Jersey man found the skull Sunday evening in the water about four feet from the shore of the island, which sits in the Delaware River just off Delaware City. Investigators said the man took the skull with him back to Carneys Point, Salem County, then contacted state police. The skull has been turned over to the state medical examiner's office for possible identification.
NEWS
June 18, 2008 | By Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Investigators are trying to determine which student living near the University of Pennsylvania forgot his head. Seven students had been living in a West Philadelphia apartment where a human skull was found Monday afternoon, but police didn't know who had left it. "It's kind of a weird story," said Lt. Frank Vanore of the Public Affairs Unit. "It's a mystery at this point. " The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office and police detectives were investigating, but there was no indication that a crime had occurred, authorities said.
NEWS
September 10, 2007 | By David R. Adler FOR THE INQUIRER
Hip-hop rules pop culture. You can read up on the Kanye West vs. 50 Cent showdown while standing in the grocery line. But far from the glitz of the Grammys and MTV, as Tom Waits once sang, "there's a world going on underground. " Aesop Rock, one of indie rap's most distinctive artists, packed the Starlight Ballroom on Saturday to kick off a tour in support of None Shall Pass, his first full-length album since Bazooka Tooth in 2003. In a white T-shirt and New York Yankees cap, the 31-year-old, Long Island-born MC (given name: Ian Bavitz)
NEWS
November 4, 2006 | By Toni Callas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A human skull found Monday is not that of Anne Marie Fahey, who is believed to be dead after she disappeared in 1996, the county prosecutor's office said. "The medical examiner is indicating that it's not her," said Lt. Eugene Taylor, spokesman for the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. "The skull did not have the same dental work that Anne Marie Fahey had. " A sunglass salesman found the skull after it washed up on the beach in North Wildwood. There was speculation that it was the remains of Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for former Delaware Gov. Tom Carper.
NEWS
November 1, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Someone out there should be afraid - very afraid. A skull - believed to be that of a woman - washed ashore here this week during an unusual wave pattern known as a blowout tide. If it turns out the skull belonged to a victim of foul play or a missing person, investigators said, it could provide crucial evidence of the victim's identity and cause of death. The skull also could help finger a suspect, according to Lt. Eugene Taylor, an investigator with the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
March 7, 2006 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Electricians digging beneath the historic Breintrail Building in Center City yesterday morning found a human skull. The skull, believed to be an adult's, could be more than a century old, police said. The building, at 1230 Arch St., is on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and served as a Bell Telephone Co. exchange building for much of its existence. The electrical workers found the skull encased in clay several feet below the foundation about 11 a.m., police said.
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