Police identify human remains in East Tulsa

Posted at 4:48 AM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 22:10:16-04

UPDATE: Police have identified a set of human remains found near a remote east Tulsa pond.


Detectives say the human skull and other bones belong to 54-year-old Gregory Williams.


According to a police report, Williams was last seen on September 20th, 2016 when he gave a female acquaintence a ride to an unknown location.


He told his mother he'd be back after a while.


But when he never answered his cell phone and never made contact with friends or family, they became worried.


Police say Thursday they found papers and other belongings of Williams' next to the bones.


They also believe Williams came out to the land next to PSO frequently.


It's estimated the remains have been there for several months.


“It's heartbreaking. It's heartbreaking for the know, it's not something you like to see,” said Tulsa Police Sergeant Tim Means. “You like to find them and get them back to their famillies. So this is never a good thing for us to find them this way.”



TULSA -- Police are recovering human remains in East Tulsa after an ATV rider found them Wednesday evening.

Homicide detectives said the man found a human skull in a wooded area near 15000 block of E. Admiral Place.

When they went to check it out, detectives say they found the skull and other human bones that could belong to a man. However, the remains have yet to be identified by the medical examiner.


There was no trauma to the skull to lead us to believe that it was shot in the head or beat to death so right now, there is no indication that it's going to be foul play,” said Sergeant Dave Walker.

He added the remains appear to have been lying on the ground for months.


It's not in a real wide-spread area that you would expect in years, so that's why we're saying that it's probably more in months," said Sgt. Walker.

Police resumed a more thorough search of the area Thursday morning.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook