The discovery of a human skull in Danby has police re-examining missing persons cases-- and two cases in particular have caught the attention of investigators.
The skull of a young white woman was found along the side of a road in Danby Sunday. Police believe she may have been the victim of a homicide. Crime scene investigators searched the area for more remains Wednesday, but found no other evidence.
While awaiting DNA analysis that could identify the victim, detectives are checking missing persons cases. Two that appear to fit the criteria are Brianna Maitland who disappeared from Montgomery in 2004, and Heide Wilbur who went missing from Middletown Springs in 1991.
Police caution that those are only two possibilities and that the victim could be another missing person, someone who was never reported missing or someone from out of state.