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UPDATED: Skull not linked to local missing person cases


NEW GLASGOW – A skull found in attic of former school is not linked to any missing person case in Pictou County. 

New Glasgow police were at the site of the former Temperance Street School on Wednesday afternoon.

Ken MacDonald of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service said Friday that autopsy results have determined that the skull is human, but its profile didn’t match any missing person cases on file.

“As a result the information is shared with all police agencies across Canada in terms of anyone that has any information,” he said.

On Aug. 7, 2015, New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crimes Unit and New Glasgow Regional Police Forensic Unit and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiners Service investigated human remains found at the former Temperance Street School in New Glasgow.

The remains were discovered by construction workers doing demolition work in the building’s upper level. Workers said the skull fell from the attic when they smashed through the ceiling.  

MacDonald confirmed that Lynn Oliver’s DNA profile did not match that of the skull.

Twenty-two-year-old Lynn Oliver went missing Aug. 25, 1979. She walked from her job at Quality Cleaners in New Glasgow toward her mother’s home in Stellarton, but she never made it there.

MacDonald said the New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiners Service Office.

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