ADA, OK -- Light Horse Police Chief Jason O'Neal says Friday around noon they were contacted by the Chickasaw Nation Maintenance department after a worker found a skull while cleaning debris from a creek behind the Chickasaw nation nutrition service center in Ada.
"He came across what appeared to be a human skull at first he didn't think it was real however after collecting it out of the creek he saw that it was real and contacted our offic," O'Neal said.
O'Neal says they do not know where the skull came from or how long it has been at the creek that is why they have called in other agencies to help with the investigation.
"We requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and their offices responded and helped us process the scene take pictures and collect the remains that were found," O'Neal said.
Investigators say the skull was the only body part found and believe recent rains carried the skull to the location. They say the rest of the remains could have of come from anywhere.
"Several times during heavy rains this stream does rise and crest up to 9 or 10 feet above where it's at right now so we really don't have any idea we did trace back up the creek several hundred yards and it does split in several different directions," O'Neal said.
The skull has been taken to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office to be identified. Lighthorse Police say they hope to have an ID on the skull by next week.