Tulsa Police said a human skull was found in a wooded area near the Gilcrease Museum.
Police said the skull was found near Apache and 33rd West Avenue, and they are investigating this as a homicide.
Homicide detectives said the skull has clear signs of trauma. Detectives and the medical examiners office have been out in the area for hours collecting bones and other evidence.
Police said a photographer was walking around in the woods taking pictures and found the skull.
Detectives said they believe the remains have been out here for quite awhile, but they said this is a very popular road; so, they are surprised the remains weren’t found sooner.
Detectives said any homicide investigation is tough, but this brings a whole new set of challenges.
“All of them start out with more questions than answers, and this one is even more so. We don’t know when this happened; we don’t know who this is. All we know is we’ve got someone who is murdered and their body was dumped out here. So, this one is going to be pretty challenging,” said Lieutenant Brandon Watkins with Tulsa Police Homicide.
Lieutenant Watkins said the medical examiners will now work to determine who the person is, then detectives will have a starting point.