|Updated: 9/11/2013 10:31 pm
||Published: 9/11/2013 9:49 pm
The discovery of human bones could provide answers in the case of a Tulsa man missing since March.
Tulsa homicide detectives believe the bones found in a wooded area in the 14100 block of East Archer Avenue on Tuesday are the remains of Oscar Garcia Sr., 53.
"There he is right there," said David Merrill.
He runs D&B Automotive next door to Garcia's audio shop.
"He was a good friend to us," said Arlin Sanders.
He works with Merrill and says Garcia was a good man.
The day after Garcia disappeared Merrill said he got a call from Garcia's son.
"It's Junior and he says, 'Have you heard from my dad? Well I have his phone and his keys," said Merrill. "His dad didn't trust him with nothing."
FOX23 News found Oscar Garcia Jr. has a criminal history. Prison records show he was convicted of drugs and robbery and currently he is being held in the Okmulgee County jail for a separate robbery.
"Oscar loved his son," said Merrill.
However, police suspect his son killed his own father and believe the son was intoxicated or on drugs when he reported his father missing.
"He was coming up to police officers saying off-the-wall kind of stuff," said Tulsa Police Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker.
Police said they found evidence inside the older Garcia’s business on 11700 block of East Admiral place of a violent struggle. Merrill has keys to the shop and let our cameras inside. Post-it notes were still on the walls where police marked evidence.
Six months later detectives found a human pelvis, leg, heel and shoulder. They believe they are Garcia's remains.
Police said where the bones were found is next o Pick Wick Arms Apartments where the younger Garcia is known to live. From the apartments you could see his father's business on East Admiral Place.
Merrill said the son came back after he reported his father missing.
"I thought that was kind of odd. I said, 'Where is your dad at?' He said, 'Over there in the trailer park.’ He knew where his dad was," said Merrill.
Police said they did not find a skull. They expect DNA results from the human remains to take a year.