Human bones found in Shawnee; investigation ongoing

Kim Morava
The Shawnee News-Star
Police crime scene tape

Shawnee police have confirmed human bones have been found in a wooded area around Brangus Road and Independence Street.

Shawnee police, investigators from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and a state medical examiner are investigating that scene.

Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano said a person walking in a wooded area Monday discovered bones and called authorities, prompting the closure of Brangus Road, south of Independence, as part of the investigation and collection of evidence.

Just before 5 p.m. Monday, Lozano confirmed the bones found at the scene are human remains. The investigation is ongoing.

Watch for updates.