Remains Exhumed In Kansas May Be Tulsa Missing Person

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 7:15 am
By: News On 6

More than 40 years after a Tulsa man was reported missing, Kansas investigators think he may have been a victim of a serial killer.

Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman says investigators exhumed the remains in an Abilene, Kansas cemetery.

Hoffman says the sheriff's office was contacted last April by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation about a possible match between remains found near Upland in 1974 and a person reported missing from Tulsa that same year.

The remains will be sent to a laboratory for comparison with information provided from the Tulsa, Oklahoma case.

The Salina Journal reports a KBI investigation in 1974 identified a serial killer, Cecil Henry Floyd, as the suspect in the Dickinson County case.

Investigative reports indicate Floyd admitted to killing 11 people: four in Florida, one in Kansas, one in Nebraska and five in Indiana. Floyd was sentenced to life in prison in both Nebraska and Indiana. He died while in prison in Indiana.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.