A human skull was donated to an Austin, TX Goodwill store. Shutterstock/desk006

When you think of Goodwill donations, you think of clothes and electronics that can be re-purposed and used again. But an Austin Goodwill store has received a peculiar item that may only be fitting for Halloween decor in the upcoming fall season. According to ABC News affiliate KVUE-TV, a human skull was donated to Goodwill.

Fox 7 APD reports that the Austin Police Department is currently looking for the individual who made the donation at the charity organization's drop off location. The authorities have disclosed that they currently do not think the skull in question was involved in a crime. Instead, they believe the donation (made at 5555 North Lamar Boulevard) was part of an individual's private collection.

Incidentally, this is not the first time a human skull was donated to Goodwill. Earlier this year, three human skulls were donated to a Bellevue, Wash. Goodwill. Fox Q 13 reported, citing the King County Medical Examiner, that two of the skulls belonged to adults, while the third belonged to a Native American child.

“The Native American skull must be repatriated to its tribe of origin, by state law,” said the Medical Examiner’s Office in a statement. “However, additional details are needed, to properly identify the correct tribe or tribes. The Medical Examiner is requesting that the private citizen who donated the skulls provide information, without penalty, about the origin of the child’s skull.”

Authorities in Texas have requested that anyone with information about the skull contact the APD Homicide Unit at (512) 974 - 5210.

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