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Dogs Digs Up Human Remains, Creepy Doll Head And Possible Ritual Objects In NorCal Backyard

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In a story that sounds ripped from the pages of a “True Detective” script, renters of a home in Yuba City got a shock when their dog led them to human bones and other strange objects buried in their backyard.

Aaron Kind said his 4-year-old husky, Skye, doesn’t usually dig but wouldn’t leave one spot alone on Monday, KCRA reported. The tenants pulled out a “creepy looking” doll head, machetes, some coins and a cloth enclosing a clay or ceramic pot, inside of which were human and animal remains. Further digging revealed a jaw bone and human skull.

Kind and his roommates called the police after finding the bones. Police contacted experts from California State University, Chico, who told them the items may have been used as part of an Afro-Caribbean religious tradition, based on an initial exam. Officials are trying to determine the age and origin of the human remains.