OSBI: Skeletal remains found in Lake Eufaula likely prehistoric
BY JERRY FINK and SHEILA STOGSDILL World Correspondents
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1/22/13 at 2:03 PM
McALESTER -- The unidentified skeletal remains of two bodies discovered in Lake Eufaula are most likely prehistoric, American Indian bones, said Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman.
The receding lake level led to the discovery of the bones on Monday in a sandbar by a man searching for arrowheads at Gaines Creek near U.S. 69 and Oklahoma 9A.
The skeletons were about 20 feet apart. A cinderblock with a cable tied to it was lying between the skeletons.
An anthropologist from the state Medical Examiner’s office and an OSBI agent were sent to the scene, Brown said.
“The anthropologist said the bones were likely prehistoric,” Brown said.
“A lot of people do use rocks or cinder blocks to anchor their (fishing) lines,” said Joel Kerns, Pittsburg County Sheriff.
Kerns said the bones appeared to be stacked.
“I don’t know why they would be stacked like they are,” Kerns said.
The Medical Examiner’s office will determine how old the bones are.