Bones found near Fort Supply

Deer hunters near Fort Supply found bones Tuesday. Experts are trying to determine if the bones are human. Officials said the same area was once searched for Logan Tucker, a child missing since 2002.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY AND SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: October 7, 2010 at 7:14 am •  Published: October 6, 2010
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photo - A line of vehicles can be seen parked near a field north of Fort Supply Lake where law enforcement officers are conducting an ongoing search for additional remains after some partial skeletal remains were discovered in the area Tuesday night.  (Photo by Rowynn Ricks, Woodward News)
A line of vehicles can be seen parked near a field north of Fort Supply Lake where law enforcement officers are conducting an ongoing search for additional remains after some partial skeletal remains were discovered in the area Tuesday night. (Photo by Rowynn Ricks, Woodward News)

FORT SUPPLY — Bones found about a mile southwest of Fort Supply were in the vicinity of where volunteers once searched for 6-year-old Logan Tucker, officials said.

Three teenage boys found the bones Tuesday around dusk while hunting with bows. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has not confirmed the bones are human, said Stan Florence, OSBI inspector. The state agency is waiting for the state's medical examiner's report, he said.

Joe Cox, Fort Supply police chief, said he thinks the bones are likely human.

Fort Supply police were on the scene Tuesday evening and overnight securing the site where the bones were found, Cox said.

Cox said he couldn't comment on any specifics or if the bones might be those of Logan, who has been missing since 2002. Logan lived in Woodward with his mother and younger brother when he went missing.

Fort Supply is about 13 miles northwest of Woodward.

"That was a potential area from where Logan Tucker may have been at one time," Florence said.

No clothing was found with the bones, Florence said. The remains were found in an area that includes fields and cedar trees. Florence said he could not say if the bones were small enough to be those of a child.

Logan was last seen June 23, 2002. He was determined to be missing after a family member asked the sheriff's office to check on the welfare of him and his 4-year-old brother.

YouTube video: Woodward News reporter on the scene