Artist's Reconstruction May Help Identify Human Remains

Monday, April 25th 2011, 5:36 pm
By: News 9

PAWNEE, OKLAHOMA -- Thanks to the work of a forensic artist with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Pawnee County Sheriff's Department is one step closer to identifying human remains found four years ago near Lake Keystone.

Harvey Pratt recently completed a reconstruction on a skull that was found by a woman walking her dog in Washington Irving Park near the lake on August 24, 2007.

At the time of the find, the medical examiner's office determined the remains to be those of a Hispanic and/or Caucasian male between the ages of 35 and 50. He was believed to have stood between 5' 6" and six feet tall. He was right-handed and had a broken nose. His death was thought to have occurred one to three years prior to the discovery of the remains. A cause of death was unable to be determined.

Anyone who might recognize the man is asked to call the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office.