Police in Okmulgee investigating after body found in dumpster outside Murphy USA gas station

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 09:33:33-05

OKMULGEE, Okla. – Police are investigating after they say a body was found in a dumpster outside an Okmulgee gas station.

Police say they were called to the Murphy USA gas station around 2:30 in the afternoon Wednesday after an employee reportedly found human remains in a dumpster.

When police arrived on scene, they say the human remains were recovered from the dumpster.

Though the identity of the body has not been released, police believe the remains to be that of a female.

During a Wednesday evening press conference, police referenced a possible link between the body found and a missing persons case in another city.

2 Works for You sister station KMGH reports that a woman and her 13-month-old daughter reportedly went missing Sunday from Boulder.

A missing persons report was filed after the infant’s mother failed to show up for work. The 1-year-old was located, according to police, but the child's mother is still missing.

Police in Okmulgee have yet to officially link the two cases together.

Watch the full press conference from a Facebook Live in the player below:

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