Skull found in Bucks County belongs to long-deceased dentist

    Kurt Kleber’s remains were found in in Bucks County woods five years after he disappeared in 1991. But it took two decades to find his skull.

    The Bensalem dentist was last seen dropping his wife off at Philadelphia International Airport.

    No cause of death was ever released, but another piece of the puzzle was unearthed in February when a skull was found in the same woods where the rest of Kleber’s remains were found. PhillyBurbs reports the skull has been identified as Kleber’s.


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    Oddly enough, it was Kleber’s dental records that held up the identification process. It took authorities longer than usual to make the ID because the forensic odontologist who had already examined Kleber’s lower jaw has since died.

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