|Updated: 10/02/2013 10:17 pm
||Published: 10/02/2013 10:12 pm
A human skull found by two kids near their home is believed to be that of a missing person.
Tulsa homicide detectives said they believe a coyote dragged the skull from a wooded area to a residential neighborhood in the 2300 block of East 31st Street North.
Police are not releasing who they suspect the human skull could be and are leaving it to the medical examiner to determine the identity and manner of death.
However, the skull had braces and one family is certain it is its missing loved one.
"We need closure. I need to know because my baby is out there under a tree or in hole," said Deonna Williams.
She is Khyre Campbell's stepmother, who raised him since he was age 4. She and her family reported Campbell missing on Dec. 29, 2012.
Detectives reported the skull had enough trauma to make them believe the victim was murdered. Police are adding it to the homicide count for 2013.
"That's my baby,"' said Williams.
The family who found the skull sent FOX23 News a picture of the skull with braces. FOX23 News showed it to Campbell's family.
"I feel like it is him, I miss my brother so much," said Neicy Williams.
The Campbell family knows the skull has not been positively identified but says the finding gives them hope.
"We just need closure," said Deonna Williams.
However, if it is the skull, Campbell's family fears it would open up new wounds.
"If that is all that is left my baby suffered," said Deonna Williams.
Rumors surround Campbell's disappearance and police said they have received several leads.
"Yes, he had enemies, he probably did some wrong sometimes but what happened to him he did not deserve it," said Campbell's sister.
The family says it deserves answers.
"I've been ready, 've been keeping myself ready for this day because I knew deep down in my heart it wasn't going to be good," said Neicy Williams.
Homicide detectives said they searched the wooded area and have not uncovered new evidence that links to the human skull.
Dental records may be used to identify the skull.