The Luling Police Department is investigating after a human skull was found in a resident’s yard.

In a Facebook post, police say they received a call at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, to a residence on Hackberry Avenue. The resident told police that the family dog discovered a skull from an unknown location and brought it back to the yard. 

The resident went on to tell police that the dog had been finding bones and bringing them back to its owner. According to the post, the homeowner has been collecting the bones and putting them in a plastic bag.

Police then contacted the district attorney because of a high profile missing person case out of Caldwell County. The Attorney General’s Office cold case unit — who is investigating the missing person case — was also notified. They then took photos of the skeletal remains and sent them to two separate anthropologists for examination. 

From the findings of the examination, the unit believes this is not related to the missing person case. 

The Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) conducted a search of the area, but didn’t find other remains in the preliminary search.

The combined efforts of TEXSAR and Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management located the remaining skeletal remains on Feb. 11. The remains were located in an abandoned structure, according to the updated post, where the dog had found the original bones near the residence. 

The race and sex of the remains is unknown, but the Luling Police do not believe the scene is “suspicious in nature.”

The post further stated that the skeletal remains will be taken to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for further investigation. 

Luling Police will continue to investigate this incident. No further information is available at this time.