POSTED: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 1:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 1:04am
Petersburg, VA (WTVR) — A couple was walking their dog along the Appomattox River, where they spotted a human skull.
Police say around 11 a.m., the couple discovered the skull in a mud bed.
It is believed to be a historical find, possibly dating from the Civil War or from an earlier period.
A detective from the Petersburg Police Department went to retrieve the skull, and it will be going to a medical examiner on Monday.