Human remains found in Pontotoc County

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PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- Pontotoc County Sherif, John Christian, says a rancher made the gruesome discovery this morning.

The human remains were discovered around 11 AM on property just five miles west of Ada, near Pickett.

Christian says the property owner was checking cattle and rode his horse down to a creek area, where he found the remains.

Christian says the area was the last place missing man, Charles Manuel, was last seen, but cannot confirm if this is Manuel's body.

The remains were sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office for identification and cause of death.