Durban Search and Rescue and K9 Search and Rescue were called out to Westville on Tuesday where municipal workers had unearthed a human skull while clearing land to be developed for low cost housing.
Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said the skull was taken away for forensic tests to be carried out.
This was the second instance of human remains being found in eThekwini in two days.
A gardener in Amanzimtoti came across the skeletal remains of a human in the back garden of a Riverside Road home on Monday.
Bones and skull of a person were uncovered when the gardener was clearing bush at the back of the property.
Meanwhile, the Durban High Court convicted and sentenced serial rapist, Bheki Doctor Magwaza, 47, from Waterloo in Verulam to a total of 319 years imprisonment for 26 counts of rape. He was convicted after he pleaded guilty to all counts.
Zwane said the accused was arrested in September 2016 while at his work in Pinetown. DNA results linked him to 26 cases of rape and sexual assaults.
“We are pleased with the heavy sentence handed down to the rapist who terrorised the community of Verulam and the surrounding areas. We hope this will send a clear message to other perpetrators who think they can run away from the law,” said KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa