Sheriff: Human remains found in county

An investigation is underway regarding human remains that were found in rural eastern Haskell County, according to Sheriff Tim Turner.

The sheriff's office received information about possible skeletal remains on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Lt. Terry Garland confirmed that the remains were human, and the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office was contacted, according to Turner.

Representatives of the sheriff's office, along with the medical examiner's office and Oklahoma District 18 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, began processing the scene and collecting the skeletal remains on Thursday, Feb. 7.

The investigation is ongoing. We're very hopeful we can bring closure to the family and identify these skeletal remains. We believe we know the possible identity of the remains, but until we get confirmation from the medical examiner's office, we will not release that name,” Turner said.


Staff report


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