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Officials: Skeletal remains found in Oklahoma County tentatively identified

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OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. - Oklahoma County Sheriff's Investigators say the skeletal remains found Tuesday may belong to Zackary Lang, a wanted felon.

Authorities say he had three active warrants in Oklahoma County, and was wanted out of Pottawatomie County for burglary.

Lang was last seen in December 2013, after police confronted him outside of an apartment complex.

When police attempted to talk to him, he jumped a fence and then ran into a wooded area, where he was never seen again.

Lang's family filed a missing persons report.

His sister told investigators her brother was shot in the stomach the year before and he had received internal injuries.

She said "Lang couldn't survive without his medicine".

The family and an Oklahoma City Police officer searched for him, but he was no where to be found.

The investigation picked back up Tuesday afternoon, when Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputies were called to a field near S.E. 15th St. and Harrah Rd.

Investigators say a hunter stumbled upon a human skull and immediately called 911.

Deputies discovered other bones and clothes but had to end the search when the sun went down.

On Wednesday, 10 to 15 reserve deputies and investigators went back to the area to see if they could find any other clues.

Officials with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office say more of the skeletal remains were found.

DNA tests will have to be done to make a positive identification, but the sheriff's office said items found on the property link the remains to Lang.

Officials say the body has likely been in the field anywhere from one to four years.

Lang leaves behind two young children who are now ages 4 and 8.

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