Lobster divers in Keys find human skull

A pair of lobster divers Sunday in the Florida Keys made a gruesome discovery: Human bones, including a skull.

A man and woman from Naples were diving under the Card Sound Bridge when they encountered the sight, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

They immediately left the water and waved down an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who was patrolling nearby.

The bones have been turned over to the Monroe County’s Medical Examiner, and a detective from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been assigned to investigate.

There’s no information yet on the cause of death, the identity of the deceased or how long the bones have been there, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys at 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may be made anonymously on line at or via a text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.

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