Human remains found near Arkansas River

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Updated: 1/28/2013 9:14 am Published: 1/27/2013 2:40 pm

Tulsa County deputies and detectives are searching for human remains in West Tulsa, near South 49th West Avenue and West 12th Street.

Around 1:00 on Sunday afternoon, two hikers who live in the Arkansas River area in Tulsa found a human skull with a hole in it and called Tulsa police.  Police confirmed it was a human skull and called Tulsa County to investigate the area.  

"There are bones scattered throughout this area," said Sgt. Travis Jones. "The brush is thick and there are dead tree limbs and leaves everywhere so it's hard right now for us to dig up skeletal remains."  

Detectives were unable to determine if the skull was from a man or woman.

"The remains are so bleached out that they might have been there over a year," said Sgt. Jones.  

Detectives searched all day but stopped when it got too dark.  They will continue to look for the rest of the remains on Monday morning.  

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smcnatt - 1/28/2013 5:34 PM
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My Uncle has been missing from Tulsa for nearly two and a half years. His name was Thomas Martin and used to hike along this levee quite often. If this is him, I hope and pray that our family may finally get some closure. It is an awful feeling to have a family member just disappear...

dukshanee - 1/28/2013 5:32 PM
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ok maycrap I smell ya! hobos get money by doing what??? panhandling!! ask godsgutterpuke bout that!! I meet hobos who live in tents and live behind shopping centers who got a s.s check!!! they don't make enough to live in a house and drink their beer, so they are homeless, but still have a s.s. check sent to a p.o. box!!! plus you don't think hobos steal from homes either? coulda stolen a gun!! coulda been sum scumbag shooting hobos cause their bored!!who knows!!! all I said was probly a hobo, use to be a tent city around there years ago!!

Mayor Maynot - 1/28/2013 4:05 PM
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Ducshamee :-). OK I'm with you on this let's pretend that it's homeless on homeless (most of them just barely have a dollar for a beer) the hole in the head inference leads me to believe that this victim was shot in the head. Who do think purchased the bullets? The homeless person who has trouble buying a beer? Try to think ! I know it's a monuMental effort for you to do that.

dukshanee - 1/28/2013 1:19 PM
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Maynut- do you not think hobos are capable of committing crimes? Hell,They fight over beer and whiskey and the dirty hobo women.

Mayor Maynot - 1/28/2013 8:44 AM
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Hole in the skull dukeshame? Probably camped themselvs to death.

tiredbeingsad - 1/28/2013 8:28 AM
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There are a lot of missing people in Tulsa/Broken Arrow.. Lets hope this is someone that we can lay to rest and have some respect for them and their family.

dukshanee - 1/27/2013 8:12 PM
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probly a hobo, use to be a tent city around there years ago
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