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Red River skull not that of missing Arkansas youth

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The crime lab examined this skull. The crime lab examined this skull.
GARLAND CITY, AR (KSLA) -

Last month KSLA News 12 told you about a skull found in the Red River near Garland City, Arkansas. It was hoped by some to belong to a boy who drowned in the river 16 years ago. It doesn't.

The skull was found when work crews were dredging the river for sand.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office sent the skull to the Arkansas crime lab to try to get an identity. On Tuesday, the crime lab reported the skull as a historical find.

"We cold not narrow them down to how long, how old that skull was, but it was a lot more than 20, 25 years old. We really don't know how long it is, and even forensic in Little Rock can't tell us," says Duke Schofield, Miller County Sheriff chief deputy.

Schofield says the crime lab definitely ruled out the skull as that of Antonio Faulks, the Garland City child who drowned in the Red River 16 years ago.

The skull will be sent to a lab at the University of North Texas for further testing.

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