Royal Oak Tribune

Body with gunshot found in massacre victim search


A second body of a possible victim of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has been found to have a gunshot wound, according to the city.

“Forensic anthropolo­gist Dr. Phoebe Stubblefie­ld discovered that one of the three sets of remains exhumed last week contained one victim with a gunshot wound,” according to city spokespers­on Carson Colvin.

In an effort to eventually confirm the remains are those of massacre victims, investigat­ors are seeking signs of trauma, such as gunshot wounds, based on accounts at the time. A portion of the bullet was removed the the head of the remains, according to the statement. The person’s race and whether the remains are those of a massacre victim are not yet known.

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