Remains of male found west of Wetumka in Hughes County

Ponca City Now - April 12, 2016 10:32 am

WETUMKA, Okla. (AP) – Law enforcement officials say human remains of an average-size male have been found in Hughes County.

Hughes County sheriff’s officials say the remains found in a wooded area west of Wetumka on Saturday aren’t believed to be those of Tommy Eastep, a Blanchard man who disappeared in Hughes County nearly three years ago.

The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page says the sheriff’s office and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office investigated the scene.

The Ada News ( ) reports that the remains have been in the area for an extended period of time, though it’s unclear exactly how long.

Sheriff Marcia Maxwell has asked the public to help identify any missing persons in the area that may not have been reported.


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