Deputies: No evidence of human remains at 'Tiger King' zoo in Oklahoma

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Posted at 2:02 AM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 11:53:51-04

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. -- Deputies say they didn't find any evidence of human remains at the infamous zoo featured in the hit Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, according to reports.

According to ABC-affiliate station KOCO, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and Garvin County Sheriff's Office responded to Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (G.W. Zoo) on Friday to search for possible human remains. Following the investigation, deputies determined that no evidence of human remains was found at G.W. Zoo, KOCO reports.

On Friday, TMZ reported that cadaver dogs have picked up on human remains at the zoo formerly owned by "Joe Exotic." The cadaver dogs were initially brought in as part of a reality television show's taping, TMZ reports. The scent was caught in an alligator pit, according to TMZ.

The investigation comes just weeks after a judge granted ownership of G.W. Zoo to Tampa Bay animal activist Carole Baskin.

Exotic, whose real name is Joe Maldonado-Passage, is currently in prison for putting together a murder-for-hire plot to kill Baskin. Prior to the judge's order, Jeff Lowe and his wife Lauren took full control of the controversial Oklahoma zoo as Exotic faced legal troubles.