The film crew of a brand new reality show being filmed at the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic and featured in the Neflix series Tiger King believed they had found human remains.
Law enforcement were sent to the Oklahoma zoo after cadaver dogs appeared to signal that they might have found parts of a body.
Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Garvin County Sheriff’s deputies were on scene at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, on Friday evening.
Oklahoma sheriff’s deputies went to the zoo once owned by Tiger King
Human remains were believed to have been found by cadaver dogs on the site
The remains were found in an alligator pit on the massive property
The dogs were already on the site as filming began on an a new seasons of the show Ghost Adventures according to the New York Post.
In the end it turned out that the remains were simply that of a small animal, possibly an alligator according to TMZ, and not humans remains. The scent was picked up in an alligator pit. The investigation was then closed.
Initially the dog’s handlers believed that the animals were on the scent of a trail of human body parts.
Earlier this week, the zoo was awarded to Joe Exotic’s rival, Carole Baskin.
Scent was detected in the alligator pit and are believed to be the gator remains
Local sheriff’s deputies were called to the zoo but left and closed the case one it was understood that the remains were of an alligator
A judge granted Baskin, 58, full control of Exotic’s infamous 16.4-acre park after ruling in her favor over fraudulent land transfer documents.
Exotic, whose real name is Joe Maldonado-Passage, 57, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence in a botched murder-for-hire scheme against Baskin and additional animal abuse charges.
On Wednesday, Exotic’s management team spoke out on Twitter to call Baskin’s alleged campaign against Exotic ‘treachery’ in a statement that also acknowledged the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody in Minnesota.
‘While we again acknowledge it is truly time to pray for justice for George Floyd’s family as well as an end to systemic racism in America, we must address Carol Baskin’s treachery before it goes unchecked,’ they wrote on Twitter.
Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year jail sentence for animal abuse charges and hiring a hitman to kill his rival Carole Baskin
In a separate Twitter post, Exotic’s management said Baskin’s takeover of G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park ‘is a dark day in history.’
‘It is a dark day in history when someone takes a man’s life’s work while the world isn’t looking,’ the tweet read.
‘Carole Baskin has stolen the Zoo while Joe is helpless behind bars and the world is trying to fix the brokenness in our police departments.’
A judge granted Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue, control of the land to help satisfy a $1million judgement that Exotic was ordered to pay her for copyright infringement.
Exotic left the zoo to his former business partner Jeff Lowe and his mother, but a judge has ruled that his transfer of the zoo land to them a few years ago was fraudulent, it was revealed Monday.
A view of Exotic’s 16.4-acre G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma above