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Heavy Rain Leads Authorities in Small Oklahoma City to 1,000-Year-Old Discovery

Heavy rain in Lawton, Oklahoma, led authorities to a discovery of human remains thought to be approximately 1,000 years old, according to a local report.

The Lawton Constitution reported Saturday that the Comanche County Sheriff's Department was called to a piece of private land where a skeleton had been found exposed after heavy rain.

Officers, who were not immediately sure if the remains were crime-related, examined the skeleton and summoned help from archeologists at the University of Oklahoma.

The two experts, Kent Buehler and Robert Brooks, determined that the remains had likely belonged to a 40-year-old man who died about 1,000 years ago. The individual was thought to have been Native American.

No cause of death was determined by the university archeologists, The Lawton Constitution reported.

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