Archeology Team Assisting with Investigation of Human Remains Found Off I-44.

 

An around the clock  investigation  is underway after authorities in Cotton County say human skeletal remains were  discovered yesterday afternoon.  
Chris Porter has been out at the  scene  off I-44 just past the Texas/Oklahoma border this morning and will bring us up to date.
Chris what's happened so far? 
 
Brenna there are still a few units on the scene, including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the archeologist with the medical examiners office. Let me step aside and let you see what's going on. You can see a team working behind me.
 
We spoke to Cotton County Undersheriff Bobby Sparks and he tells us they are surveying and gridding the scene. We also saw a drone flying over earlier and the medical examiner moved closer to the location of the remains.
 
Authorities say the remains were discovered around two yesterday afternoon near mile marker 1, just across the Red River at the Highway 36 exit. Authorities tell us the gender of the body is still unknown but that information will eventually be determined  by the medical examiner.
 
Authorities here say the medical examiner's archeology team is trained for these specific situations and will assemble data as they recover the remains. 
 
Undersheriff Sparks says more information will be available soon and we'll pass that along as we get it. The ramp on the northbound I-44 ramp from highway 36 will remain closed until further notice while the investigation continues.
 
So keep in mind if you are traveling north on I-44 and plan to take this exit you will need to alter your route.
 

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