Oklahoma City police investigate after workers find possible human skull

Oklahoma City police were called about 11 a.m. Friday after construction workers found what is believed to be a human skull in a water line near the 3200 block of W Reno Avenue.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 3, 2014 at 6:09 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014

Oklahoma City police were at the scene of a construction project Friday where workers found an item that could be a human skull, officers said.

Police were called about 11:15 a.m. to the 3200 block of W Reno Avenue, after construction workers found what is believed to be a human skull in a water line, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

The skull was found near the Bank of Oklahoma operations center parking lot, Nelson said. It was buried about five feet underground when the crew unearthed it, police said. A University of Oklahoma anthropologist will examine the skull to determine whether it is human and how old it is. The skull will then be turned over to the state medical examiner's office.

If the skull is determined to be human, police will continue to dig in the area to look for other human remains, Nelson said. Police will also look through the soil the crew removed from the hole, which measured 10 feet long, 6 feet wide and 9 feet deep.

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