TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A state archaeological team announced Tuesday they've located human remains in their search for victims from the 1921 Race Massacre.
The team said the remains were recovered during the search at Oaklawn Cemetery.
They said they have a positive identification as of this morning and they located an intact grave shaft.
State Archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said they are in the process of analyzing the remains.
Mayor Bynum said, “I am very grateful to have the foremost experts in the country working to locate the remains of victims from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Today, our research team found an unmarked grave in an area previously identified through geophysical survey work. The next step will be to identify if the remains are associated with the Tulsa Race Massacre. This will be done through forensic analysis of the remains, and by comparing them with funeral home and death certificate records. We will continue to take this investigation one step at a time, wherever it may lead.”