In December 1948, along US 277 northeast of Lawton and southwest of Chickasha a head was found in a pillowcase. The spot was near the Comanche-Caddo County line.
Local authorities determined it had been intentionally placed in the spot off the road. The distance was too far and the undergrowth too thick for it to have haphazardly ended up in that area. It had been there a few weeks or months, the bottom of the case was just beginning to show signs of decay when the head was found.
The FBI were called in to determine what they could but, to date, no follow up story has been found.
Who was the individual whose head was tossed away like that? Was he, or she, ever identified? Were the killers ever found?
It was not the first time, or the last, that heads would be found in the state. Many of them would remain mysteries from the pages of history.