Machine operators clearing brush along a creek, just inside the Sharkey County line, north of State Highway 14 made the discovery Wednesday afternoon. The site is some six miles east of Anguilla.
The skull has been sent to the crime lab in Jackson in an effort to identify it.
"We sent it to the crime lab to determine whether it's male or female, the sex, so we can provide closure to a family that's worried about their loved one, that's the main thing," said Sheriff LIndsey Adams.
The sheriff says there are no missing person cases in the immediate area of Sharkey County.
"This is a flood area but we have no idea how it got here, we are not sure, said Sheriff Adams. We have no idea how long it's been here, no signs of foul play."
The sheriff told us he has pictures of the skull but he is not releasing them to the media.
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