- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

OGDEN, Ark. (AP) - The Little River County sheriff says a skull found by a girl at a bus stop has two holes in the back of it that could be from gunshots.

“One hole in the skull appears to be created by a gunshot, and there is an overlapping hole that shows the person was shot twice. It looks execution-style. It’s still a mystery who did it,” Sheriff Gary Gregory told the Texarkana Gazette (https://bit.ly/1wOipBm ).

The skull and bones found nearby were previously identified as those of Zachery Wagner, 26, who was a suspect in a February truck arson. Wagner had been missing since the fire.

A first-grader found the skull Oct. 7 and thought it was a Halloween decoration. Her parents called police after she took the skull into her home.

Wagner had been on parole from the state Department of Correction after serving time for residential burglary and theft. The Arkansas Crime Lab has not confirmed the cause of death but had identified the skull as Wagner’s.

The University of North Texas’ archaeology department is helping to analyze the bullet holes, Gregory said.

Deputies believe hunting dogs may have taken the skull to the bus stop. Nearby, searchers found an arm, a back, a torso and a leg.

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