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Couple surprised that skeleton bought at estate sale isn't plastic

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT | The Tampa Tribune
and NATALIE SHEPHERD | News Channel 8

Published: October 11, 2010
Updated: 10/11/2010 04:39 pm

VALRICO - Good thing they didn't immediately hang it from the front-yard oak tree.

The skeleton Judith and Mitchell Fletcher purchased for $8 at an estate sale, turned out to be the real thing.

Just how it landed at a yard sale, well, that's something the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is attempting to determine.

The Valrico couple found the skeleton among a box of scary Halloween decorations they purchased at a Brandon estate sale, three weeks earlier, said Debbie Carter, spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. They didn't realize they had a box of real human bones until they opened it on Friday.

"They thought the skeleton was plastic but as they were decorating for Halloween they realized that it in fact app


Added: Oct-12-2010 Occurred On: Oct-11-2010
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: skeleton, halloween, estate sale, not plastic, Florida
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