Remains identified as missing McAlester woman

Published: 02/05/2020, 8:38 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(LATIMER COUNTY, Okla.) The skeletal remains found by hunters last weekend in Latimer County have been identified by the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as that of Barbara Durant of McAlester, Okla. The 62-year-old Durant was last seen on July 9, 2012 in the Jackfort Mountains. She was reported missing to the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office. The Latimer County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI investigative assistance after Durant’s skeletal remains were discovered by hunters on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The remains were found in a creek three miles east of Hartshorne on Highway 1. If you have any information about Durant’s disappearance or who may be responsible, please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or You can remain anonymous.


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