TULSA - UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m.: 2NEWS Reporter Breanne Palmerini says police have confirmed the red SUV found in the pond is registered to Sheila Scott, who has been missing since February 2006. Police have not yet identified the body.
UPDATE @ 1:03 p.m.: 2NEWS Reporter Breanne Palmerini reports a body has been found in one of the vehicles.
UPDATE @ Noon: 2NEWS Reporter Breanne Palmerini says the medical examiner has arrived at the pond.
TULSA -- Authorities made a shocking discovery Friday while in the process of draining an east Tulsa retention pond where a detached human foot was found three days ago.
On Tuesday, a woman was walking her dog near the pond at 5th and Mingo when the dog pulled a shoe from the water. Inside the shoe was a human foot.
Shortly after Tuesday's find, investigators began draining the pond in an effort to uncover additional clues that could help them determine from where the foot came.
On Friday, as the water creeped lower, two vehicles were discovered inside the pond.
Officer Jason Willingham described the vehicles as a red Ford Expedition and a green sedan, either a two- or four-door Honda Accord or Civic.
Inside the Expedition, police found human remains.
That vehicle is registered to 47 year old Sheila Scott, also known as Sharp, who has been missing since 2006.
Now, investigators have some answers, but more questions.
"Try to find out if this an accident, if this is a homicide, those are all questions that we have," said Ofc. Jason Willingham with the Tulsa Police Department.
They can't positively confirm yet if the foot discovered was a part of the remains found and the medical examiner will have to determine if the body is Sheila Scott.
"The car's been in there for quite some time since 2006 probably, there's lots of mud, fish, those types of things inside the vehicle, so it's gonna be a long process," said Willingham.
They hope to have some answers soon to help close this case and let the Sheila Scott's family grieve.
"She has children, she has family members and all of these family members want closure and this is an important part of their healing process to be able to say ok, we know what happened to her," said Willingham.
Police are looking for more information about Sheila Scott and anyone who may have seen her before her disappearance is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS
The other vehicle found under the water, a small Honda, turned up stolen but no other information has been released on it.
Investigators don't believe they will continue to drain the pond, unless it's necessary for the investigation.
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