Man Found Dead In Oklahoma City Ruled Homicide


Monday, December 19th 2011, 12:03 pm
By: News 9


A man is discovered dead near the railroad tracks in northeast Oklahoma City. Now, police are investigating the death as a homicide.

The OKCPD is still in the beginning stages of its investigation. A man driving by the area in the 2400 block of Northeast 16th Street and Miramar spotted a body near the railroad tracks.

Cam Smith said some children also made the chilling discovery. "It's not good, you know what I mean. It's very terrifying," said Smith.

Police aren't sure how long the body was there before investigators were called out.

"When officers arrived they found the body of a black male," said Sergeant Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department. "He was deceased and had trauma to the body consistent to that of a homicide."

Sgt. Wardlow could not say if the death was the result of a gunshot wound or a beating. Smith said his friend told him she heard fighting in the area early Monday morning.

"She said she heard arguing, she said it usually is somebody stopped by the corner, always a lot of arguing," said Smith.

Police are not releasing the victim's name or age at this time. Police do not have a suspect, but urge the public if they have information to call the Homicide tipline at 405-297-1200.