Afro-Caribbean religious ritual stirs probe

Bridgeport detectives say forensic tests confirm a skull they came across Monday night, at 230 Madison Ave., is human. Police are beginning their investigation of what officials say appears to be evidence

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2009, 3:46 PM

Updated 5,420 days ago

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Afro-Caribbean religious ritual stirs probe
Bridgeport detectives say forensic tests confirm a skull they came across Monday night, at 230 Madison Ave., is human.
Police are beginning their investigation of what officials say appears to be evidence from an Afro-Caribbean religious ritual. They say they're processing blood samples from the scene to determine if it's human or animal blood. Officials also say a forensics lab is trying to find out where the skull came from. Investigators say they found a small alligator head, some animal horns and what appears to be a sheep?s or goat?s head, among other carcass remains.
The five residents of the raided apartment were arrested and arraigned on various drug charges. Police say they confiscated an ounce and a half of marijuana, guns and cash. Investigators say more charges could be on the way as they move forward with their investigation.


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