Hunter stumbles upon skeletal remains in Kingfisher County

Photo: Tony Webster / Wikimedia Commons / MGN

Photo: Tony Webster / Wikimedia Commons / MGN

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Authorities in Kingfisher County are investigating after a hunter stumbled upon some remains in a wooded area.

On Wednesday afternoon, a deer hunter called the Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office after finding some skeletal remains in an area near Waterloo, north of Piedmont Rd.

The remains were sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office where experts determined the victim’s identity and will determine the cause of death.

On Tuesday night, fingerprint analysts identified the victim as 41-year-old Michael Don Lea, who was reportedly in a stolen vehicle and involved in a pursuit with police in September when he was last seen.

Officials said it appears the remains had been in the area for several months.

Currently, the sheriff’s office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are looking into the case.