Oklahoma County Deputies Investigate Human Skull Found in Luther

FOX 25-OKC - May 17, 2022 9:23 pm

Oklahoma County deputies are investigating after they say a human skull pierced with a bullet hole was found near Luther over the weekend.

Deputies say a ranch hand was looking after some private property and made the gruesome discovery.

Oklahoma deputies say a human skull was found on the private property off North Harrah and Diagonal Road on Saturday.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner says the person was shot in the forehead.

“The land owners says the people who worked the land that night didn’t notice it a few days ago, so we suspect that is not our primary crime scene,” OCSO PIO Aaron Brilbeck said. “We just don’t know where the crime scene was.”

Investigators say this area tends to be a party spot, even though it is private property.

“Often times in the Deep Fork River, we find things that have washed down there,” Brilbeck said. “People swim there and we have found a few bodies in that area before.”

The medical examiner hasn’t said if the skull belonged to a male or female and the office is still determining how old the person was.

So far, deputies have not linked the remains to a missing persons case.

“We don’t know if this is a homicide or a suicide,” Brilbeck said. “I am glad we find something to go with though. Somewhere, there is a family missing someone that they love. That family deserves to have answers. We will work to try to get them.”

Deputies say if you know something, say something.

The medical examiner says they do not know how long it will take to identify the skull.


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