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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A dying investigation is underway after a human cranium was discovered Thursday evening by a person who was fishing the Little Conemaugh River in Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, authorities mentioned Friday.

The cranium was discovered round 8 p.m. in a distant space of the township, Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees mentioned.

“A person fishing within the space seen what he thought was a cranium and known as 911,” Lees mentioned.

Lees mentioned he’s working with forensic anthropologist Dennis Dirkmaat, from Mercyhurst College in Erie, and Michael Rice, a forensic dentist in Westmont, in an effort to establish the cranium.

“That is an energetic investigation,” Lees mentioned.

Native police and fireplace departments had been on the scene, Cambria County District Lawyer Gregory Neugebauer mentioned.

As of two p.m. Friday, no method or explanation for dying had been decided, Lees mentioned.

Anybody with data is requested to name the Cambria County non-emergency quantity, 814-472-2100.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He could be reached at 532-5061. Comply with him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.