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Woman's remains found near elementary school in east Tulsa

Woman's remains found near elementary school in east Tulsa

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The remains of a woman were discovered Thursday evening near Ellen Ochoa Elementary School in east Tulsa.

A couple of kids were walking between a fence and a creek southwest of the school property near 31st Street and Garnett Road when they saw a leg protruding from behind a bush, a spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department said. The discovery was reported around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Based on items found at the scene, investigators believe that the woman was a missing person who was homeless, the spokesman said.

Based on the condition of the remains, police think the body had been there about two months. A medical examiner will perform an autopsy and determine approximately when the woman died.

Police do not think her death was a homicide, but because the body was unattended and unidentified, the Homicide Unit is investigating.

A Tulsa police spokesman said Friday that identifying the woman could take a while and that until she is identified, it is likely that not much more information about the investigation will be released.



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