- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Fifteen human skulls are among more than 100 items that went unaccounted for in a routine inventory at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The Hartford Courant reports UConn officials submitted a report last month to the state auditor’s office saying the skulls could not be found during two internal searches and an independent inventory by a private company.

But a UConn spokeswoman, Stephanie Reitz, said Wednesday that the skulls have since been accounted for and were never lost. She says some skulls did not have tags saying when they were acquired but they were always part of a larger collection.

She said it is difficult logistically to add inventory tags to skulls, which are used by UConn Health’s medical and dental schools for teaching purposes.

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This story has been corrected to show that UConn says the skulls were unaccounted for in an inventory, not missing.

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