Washington County investigators confirm skull found Tuesday near Skiatook is human

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Okla. - Washington County investigators say a skull found Tuesday on land near Skiatook is human.

Confirmation came Wednesday while a search of the property was underway.

According to the sheriff's department, the skull was found on private property off Highway 11 known to be a dump site, though there is no public access.

A locked gate leads to the property.

Investigators say it's possible the skull was dumped, dragged by an animal or traveled there by a nearby creek.

Washington County investigators and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are searching for more remains throughout the day Wednesday.

On Tuesday, a man discovered the skull and took it to Skiatook police, who then contacted the sheriff's office.  Deputies responded around 4:30 p.m.

WCSO Capt. Gary Miller said the man who found the skull was scrapping on the property.

The state medical examiner has taken possession of the skull and is working to identify the remains.

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