Bones found in Lake Eufaula could be prehistoric

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Updated: 1/22/2013 3:55 pm Published: 1/22/2013 2:34 pm

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Pittsburg County officials say the skeletal remains of two people were discovered at Lake Eufaula as result of lingering drought that's caused the lake level to recede.

Pittsburg County Sheriff Joel Kerns tells the McAlester News Capital forensic experts from the state Medical Examiner's office arrived on Tuesday to excavate the bones, which included two skulls.

Kerns says several visitors to the lake called to report the remains. He says he's hopeful that the teeth could lead to a positive identification. Kerns tells FOX23 the initial thought is that the remains could be from a Native American burial ground, they are working with area tribes to find a possible link.

Kerns says the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation also was called to assist in the investigation.

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