Family Offers $40K Reward In 2013 Norman Homicide
NORMAN, Oklahoma - A new, hefty reward is offered by a family mourning the death of their daughter and Norman Police Crime Stoppers. Now, anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for the death of 27-year-old Owachige Osceola could get $40,000.
In September 2013, police were called to a house in Norman on Ridgecrest Court and found Osceola's door had been forced open. Investigators said she was dead inside the home and she had been there awhile.
News 9 talked to her mother Roberta Osceola-Sherlock, who lives in Florida, by phone Friday. She's spent the last three years in grief and with so many questions.
“There’s a very big void in my life and my heart is broken,” she said.
Police interviewed multiple people after the crime happened and have since followed up on several tips. One year after her death, the family offered a $2,000 reward. But no arrests have been made in the homicide.
“There are individuals out there that know who may have been the last person to have contact with her, or who may have been in her home on the day that she died,” said Sarah Jensen with the Norman Police Department.
Her mother said Osceola was in a good place before she died, but her bright future was taken from her. The entire family, including the now 6-year-old daughter she left behind, hope with this new reward that they'll have some answers soon.
“She’s a mother, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin, a niece – you know all those things to a family that misses her so much, that has been aching in their hearts to find out why somebody has not been held responsible for this action that they have done,” she said.
There are several ways to submit your tip and you can remain anonymous:
- Text your tip to CRIMES (274637) and make sure to include the agency number TIPI323 in the body of your message.
- Submit your tip online using the secure form found at normanpd.normanok.gov
- Submit your tip by calling (405) 366-STOP (7867)