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Skeletal Remains Found At Lake Jackson Believed To Be From Burial Mounds

A picture of a forested area and a lake
Tom Flanigan

Officials say two human skulls found during the recent Lake Jackson dry-down are likely ancient remains. Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil says his officers' investigation will include the help of a local archaeologist.

"We called out the archaeologist here in the University [Florida State University] we have in town. And they looked at that, and we’ve determined that’s a skeleton from many, many, many years ago, and probably from the burial mounds in that area," McNeil said.

Lake Jackson is known for having Native American burial mounds. It is one of the largest burial mounds in the Southeast.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.