Valuable human skull stolen from Davenport Hall

By Daily Illini Staff Report

A rare human skull valued in excess of $1,000 was recently confirmed stolen from Davenport Hall, according to the University of Illinois Police Department.

The skull was likely taken between Sept. 11 and Sept. 18, said Jeff Christensen, assistant chief of police.

“We’ll be following up on it,” Christensen said, although he refused to say whether or not they have or are acting on any specific leads.

Since the skull was stolen from Davenport Hall, which is considered state property, the University Police have jurisdiction to investigate the crime. If necessary, however, the University Police will work with the Champaign and Urbana Police Departments.