TULSA - The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's office has identified a skull found in a north Tulsa backyard as belonging to a missing 18-year-old.
Tulsa police confirmed Tuesday that examiners had linked the skull to Khyre Campbell, missing since Dec. 29. Campbell disappeared after leaving from a west Tulsa apartment, telling his girlfriend he'd be back soon.
In the months following, Campbell's father, Johnny Hubbard began to fear his son might have found himself in trouble with the wrong crowd.
"He was out there and he had some people who didn't like him and some people who were afraid of him," Hubbard said in June. "I don't know. He was a little guy, so he had a little man's complex. He had to be tough."
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The discovery of Campbell's skull, which police said showed obvious signs of trauma, earlier this month kickstarted a comprehensive 25-officer search of a wooded area near North Lewis Avenue and Gilcrease Expressway not far from the backyard.
Clothing and "a significant amount of remains were found," presumed to also belong to Campbell.
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No arrests have been made related to Campbell's disappearance. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers (http://bit.ly/TulsaCrimeStoppers).