Police: Skull Accidentally Put In Apartment Trash

WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- Police in suburban Detroit say a human skull found in a large trash bin outside a suburban Detroit apartment complex was accidentally put in the garbage.

Warren police Commissioner Jere Green tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1pHpOel ) that a doctor legally had the skull for her profession. He says the skull was among items to be moved that were improperly disposed of by a third party.

Green says the matter isn't criminal or foul play.

Police said a woman going through the trash last Wednesday found the skull partially inside a canvas bag. Police say they also found a different doctor's ID as well as a lab coat with a health care organization's patch on it and health facility paperwork.

Names of those involved weren't released. An investigation is ongoing.