Skull Found in Gardiner's Bay

On Friday the East Hampton Town police dive team recovered a human skull in 8 to 10 feet of water about 40 yards from shore near Big Albert’s Landing beach in Amagansett.

The divers were conducting an underwater search in connection with the May 22 discovery of a headless body that had washed up on the beach. The skull is now in the possession of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner in Hauppauge, along with the body.

Town Police Chief Ed Ecker has said that three men top his list of leads as to the person’s identity: two men lost off Point Judith, R.I., and Ward Wickens, a commercial fisherman who fell overboard near Nova Scotia on May 3.