Human skull found at Whiting BP oil refinery, East Chicago police say

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Saturday, February 24, 2024
Human skull found at Whiting BP oil refinery, police say
A human skull was found Wednesday night buried in gravel at the BP oil refinery in Whiting, East Chicago police said.

WHITING, Ind. (WLS) -- Human remains were found Wednesday night at the BP Whiting Refinery in Northwest Indiana.

A human skull was discovered by a crew while digging at the site, East Chicago police said.

Officers responded to the refinery, located at 2815 Indianapolis Blvd in Whiting, Indiana, around 9:45 p.m.

Maintenance was being performed on the pipe system when the skull was found encased in the gravel near a refuse bin, police said.

The skull was given to the Indiana Lake County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force and Lake County Coroner's Office, police said.

No further information was immediately available.

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Authorities continue to investigate.

ABC7 has reached out to BP for comment.