02/13/17  Caddo Indian Remains Found In Hempstead County


Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton thought he would be solving a mystery when a forensic lab finally identified a skull found on a Red River sandbar more than two years ago.

Two men disappeared within seven weeks of each other near the river in the spring of 2012 and Singleton thought the skull would be the partial remains of one of them. Instead, according to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  report, a University of North Texas anthropological forensics team has determined the skull was about 400 years old  and from a young male Caddo Indian. Dove hunters found the skull while working their way along the Red River in September 2014 when the river was low. The next mystery to solve, how did the skull get there?