Skeletal remains found in early 2018 by an oil field worker southeast of the Wayne/Payne exit on I-35 were a 31-year-old Moore woman who died of blunt force trauma to the head.
The Office of the State Medical Examiner released a summary report ruling Cynthia Garcia’s death a homicide.
The bones, together with clothing, jewelry and bedding, were discovered Feb. 1, 2018, by the worker who was taking a bathroom break.
Authorities estimated at the time the victim was killed 1 to 2 years earlier.
The bones, which had been scattered by animals, were found in trees about 100 yards west of a work over rig and approximately 100 yards east of the interstate.
The location was approximately 1/4-mile east of the exit to State Highway 54 and then south on a lease road.