Posted: Oct 12, 2010 8:09 AM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Oct 12, 2010 9:22 AM
A couple thought they were buying a Halloween decoration at a yard sale, but it turns out they bought a real human skeleton.
The Tampa Bay area couple paid $8 for a box of scary holiday decorations. When they got the box home, they realized they had bought real bones.
They called the Sheriff's Office. Detectives took the bones to the medical examiner, who determined they came from a professionally prepared human anatomical skeleton, normally used in medical courses.
Detectives are contacting colleges and universities that may be missing a skeleton.