Police investigate after skull found near Cheney

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) -- Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a skull found near Cheney in Sedgwick County.

The Sedgwick County sheriff's office says the skull was discovered Jan. 29 by people considering buying the property.

The sheriff's office announced Thursday that an anthropologist determined the skull belonged to a black woman who was 35 to 50 years old.

Police say it isn't clear yet whether the woman was a crime victim.

KFDI reports (http://bit.ly/AvcvVS) that human remains also were found in a rural area near Cheney last March. The skull and other body parts were found near a creek. An anthropologist determined those remains belonged to a black woman in her late teens to mid-twenties. No leads have emerged in that case.