Human Skull and Bones Discovered at Apparent Sacrifice Site in Hialeah Gardens (PHOTOS)

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Richard "Kudo" Couto, the animal activist who has targeted illegal slaughterhouses in Hialeah and Hialeah Gardens, was prowling that area recently when he stumbled upon a scene worthy of Law & Order.

He found what looked to be leftovers from an epic sacrifice. A container was filled with the remains of animals of all kinds: a turtle, a goat's head, rodents, birds -- and at its bottom, a human skull, surrounded by what looked like human limb bones.

We checked out the creepy site Friday afternoon. Couto called Miami-Dade Police soon thereafter. "It appears that human bones were found," confirms department spokesperson Javier Baez. "Homicide detectives are working in conjunction with the medical examiner's office."

The site is near NW 170th Street and 107th Avenue and is accessible only after bumping down a couple of long stretches of dirt roads. You can see the area on this Google map. The exact site was a bit farther down the east side of the basin pictured.

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