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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


04/25/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Skull Reconstructed Hoping to Gain Identity

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt performed a reconstruction of a skull discovered several years ago near Keystone Lake in Pawnee County. The sheriff’s department requested Pratt’s assistance in putting a face to the remains.

Dr. Clyde Snow, working for the medical examiner’s office, has determined the remains to be that of a Hispanic and/or Caucasoid male between the ages of 35 and 50 years. He stood between 5’6” and 6’ tall, was right handed, and had a broken nose. Dr. Snow predicts the victim died 1-to-3 years prior to discovery.

A woman walking her dog along the lake’s banks at Washington Irving Park August 24, 2007, discovered the remains and called the sheriff’s office. This timeline puts the man’s death between 2004 and 2006. There is no indication of how the man died.

If anyone believes they might recognize the man, please call the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

Skull Front View with Mustache
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