Skeletal remains in Lake Eufaula ‘prehistoric'

Oklahoman Published: January 22, 2013

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says skeletal remains found at Lake Eufaula are from prehistoric times.

Officials on Tuesday said a nearly complete skeleton was recovered and forensic experts determined the remains were from one person. Initially, officials reported that there were bones from two people.

Tulsa television station KJRH reports (http://is.gd/DyLYHo ) that investigators initially suspected foul play because a cinder block wrapped with a cable was found weighing down the bones. But Pittsburg County Undersheriff Richard Bedford says the weight could be from an old trotline and its presence coincidental.

Officials are contacting local Indian tribes to arrange a proper burial.

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Information from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com