Authorities investigating after skeletal remains found in Newcastle near Canadian River

Scattered skeletal remains were discovered by a mushroom hunter April 4 near Newcastle. (KOKH/Will Maetzold)

Authorities are investigating after skeletal remains were discovered in Newcastle near the Canadian River.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirms that a man contacted Newcastle police April 4 stating he had found a body while mushroom hunting. Authorities then searched an area of the Canadian River near the 1000 block of NE 34 Street where they found skeletal remains.

A forensic anthropologist from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office and archaeologists from OU are on scene assisting police and OSBI agents in a search for the remains.

Several bones have been discovered in the area. It is too early in the investigation to determine the gender or identity of the remains.

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