Remains found in rural Bryan County

By Randy Bruce

January 31, 2014

DURANT (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it is helping with an investigation into the discovery of remains found in rural Bryan County.

The OSBI is helping the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office after a local resident found a skull on Sunday. The exact location of where it was found is not being disclosed.

Investigators revisited the area on Thursday and found other skeletal remains. Investigators believe the body is that of a white man 40 years or older. The unidentified man likely died one to five years ago, but there are no missing person’s reports that match the description.

The Medical Examiner’s office plans to extra DNA from the remains and enter it into a national missing person’s database.

Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said the case was handed over to OSBI the day the remains were found and OSBI has taken the lead on this investigation.

Details of the investigation and location of the remain are not yet being released. He said this may be to protect a crime scene.

The sheriff’s office had no more information available and said OSBI is expected to release a statement soon.

-Durant Daily Democrat Staff contributed to this story.