A skeleton found in the River Coln in Fairford by two Farmor's School pupils is confirmed to be African woman possibly from 896AD
A SKELETON discovered by Fairford schoolboys earlier this summer has been found to be more than 1,000 years old.
Police officers were called to an area of the River Coln in Fairford on the evening of Sunday, July 7 after Farmor's pupils Christian Thompson and Robbie Cribley made the eerie discovery of a human skull.
Since then, nearly the entire skeleton has been recovered, except for the hands and feet and a forensic anthropologist has been examining them to help identify when the individual passed away.
Today it has been confirmed that the remains are that of a 18-24 year old woman from Sub-Saharan Africa and are dated between 896AD and 1025AD.
Inspector Paul Cruise, who has been working closely to this case, said he had been in touch with the Fairford Historical Society to find out if there was any record of a missing woman during these dates but members said there was no information found.
It is still unclear what will happen with the remains but there is hope that the body will be buried near to where it was discovered.
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