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Tulsa race massacre investigation stalled while committee members discuss next steps

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 07:27:46-05

TULSA, Okla. — The investigation continues in the search for mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.

The public oversight committee hosted a virtual update Tuesday to discuss a plan for the remains found at Oaklawn Cemetery in October. If the team gets approval to dig those remains up again for study, they need to know where they will re-bury those individuals. That is what committee members could not decide on.

During the October excavation, the team discovered at least 12 coffins holding human remains. The team has yet to determine if those human remains are associated with the Tulsa race massacre.

READ MORE: 1921 Graves Public Oversight Committee discusses proposed reinterment plans at Oaklawn Cemetery

The City of Tulsa said the committee plans to hold further discussions about the investigation in March.

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