Police identify skull found at northwest Tulsa park as woman missing since 2016

TULSA, Okla. — Police have identified the remains of a woman found in a northwest Tulsa park on Monday.

Tulsa Police Department homicide detectives were called to where a human skull was found in the woods along North 33rd West Ave. near Apache around 12 p.m.

Tulsa Police Lt. Brandon Watkins told FOX23 that people at a nearby park found the skull and called police.

Watkins says detectives suspected foul play.

Those remains have been identified as Samantha Puckett who was reported missing in November 2016 and foul play was suspected in her disappearance, police say.

The man suspected to be involved with that case at the time, John Paul Gladney committed suicide as homicide detectives tried to serve a search warrant on his home in December 2016.

“We are so relieved, and we are thankful for the hard work and prayers of everyone,” Puckett’s father Paul told FOX23 after Tuesday’s announcement.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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