Pecoraro called 911 after he saw the man with the skull around 10 a.m. Tuesday, who said he was talking to it and showing it to customers.
"It's definitely a human skull it's still got teeth in it," Pecoraro told a dispatcher in the 911 call. "I'm standing in front of it, but I'm not touching (it)," he said.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said that the homeless man was living in a wooded area near U.S. 1 where he found human remains and then walked to a Publix to report the body.
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"He had put the skull on top of a trash can over there because he wanted to tell somebody to call the sheriff's office," sheriff’s office spokesman Thomas Raulen told WPBF.
Once deputies arrived “the man led them to the remains,” WPBF reports. Raulen told the news station that “the body was deteriorated for so long that the skull was simply sitting there with the rest of the bones.”
Investigators have not yet identified the cause of death or gender of the victim.
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