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Conn. Family Comes Forward Saying Recovered Skulls Could Be Those Of Deceased Grandparents

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Police have new information regarding two human skulls found last week in a Stamford, Conn., dump.

As CBS2 reported, a family came forward to police, saying the recovered remains could belong to their grandparents. The two were buried in a mausoleum at St. Michael's Cemetery in Stratford, but a decade ago, someone stole them.

Police said the skulls were discovered by a worker sifting through garbage Thursday at the transfer station on Pumping Station Road. A mandible, several books on Satan and witchcraft, and videos were also found.

As CBS2's Sonia Rincon reported, the skulls were mixed in with the belongings of 56-year-old Robert Devitto of Fairfield, who recently died of illness. He lived with his father, also named Robert Devitto, who says he can't explain.

"He liked weird stuff like that," Devitto said of his son.

Devitto said his son purchased the skulls online.

"He paid over a thousand dollars for those two skulls believe it or not," he said.

It is not illegal to possess human bones or sell them.

Authorities are currently testing the skulls and will determine if they are a match in the next few weeks.

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