Shallow grave, human remains prompt Wellston investigation

Ponca City Now - April 10, 2015 10:56 am

WELLSTON, Okla. (AP) – Authorities have found a shallow grave of human remains in Oklahoma during an investigation prompted by the discovery of a human skull on Easter day.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation discovered the remains in a rural area southwest of Wellston on Thursday. The State Medical Examiner’s Office said the skull showed signs of trauma, and the skull appears to be that of a male.

The owner of the land said he found the skull while looking for turkey tracks.

Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said that investigators, who will be in the area for several more days, are going to treat the case as a homicide until they have more information.


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