Detectives are combing the woods near the border of Tuscaloosa County and Walker County after a hunter found a human skull there Sunday.

Gary Hood, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the hunter called police around 1:15 Sunday afternoon to report his grim discovery.

Hood said the area where the skull was found was very remote and not accessible by vehicle, and that investigators were searching the area for skeletal remains and other evidence Monday morning.

Hood said it appears that the skull the hunter discovered has been in the woods "for quite some time."

No other information was available Monday morning.

Editor's Note: Due to a typographical error, the headline of this post briefly indicated that the hunter found multiple skulls Sunday -- only one skull was found. 

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