Severed head found in quarry '˜still had teeth', police reveal

A severed head discovered in a quarry skip had teeth, detectives have revealed.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 12:13 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 1:15 pm
Police in Sharnbrook earlier this week

Officers hope dental records could provide a breakthrough in discovering who the body part belongs to.

Specialists have been examining the head, which is believed to belong to a woman, with flesh still attached.

The head was found at a quarry in Mepal, near Ely, on Monday but no other body parts have yet been found.

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It is believed the skip originated from 40 miles away in Bedfordshire and crime scene investigators have remained at the Mepal quarry and construction site it Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, since the discovery.

A post-mortem examination on the head came back inconclusive but detectives revealed the victim probably died before 2015.

A police spokeswoman said: “We are still keeping an open mind as to what happened. The head does have teeth which will form part of the investigation.”