Forensic testing is complete on a human skull that was recently found on the escarpment in Stoney Creek.
Hamilton Police say the skull is a “prepared anatomical specimen” and is “not of recent forensic interest” and therefore not suspicious.
It was found by a hiker about two weeks ago, in the area of McNeilly and 8th Road East and prompted a police grid search for further remains.
The location of the skull wasn’t far from where police had previously searched for the remains of Shirley Treadwell.
The examination also revealed that the skull is male, and most likely of Asian descent.
Police say such skeletons are not illegal to possess and are typically used as educational teaching aides.
They can be purchased through medical supply companies or even online.
Hamilton Police are still interested is determining how the skull ended up on the escarpment so they can conclude their investigation.
Any one with information is asked to call police.