Two people have been charged for their involvement in the 2008 death of a Norman man.
According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office, Cory Jay Bodily, 31, was last seen alive July 29, 2008, as he picked up his paycheck from Taco Bell, 2125 W. Lindsey, in Norman. His family reported him missing to Norman police Sept. 20, 2008.
On Christmas Day 2008, a puppy brought a skull to a home in the 8900 block of 171st Street near Noble. Two weeks later, investigators found skeletal remains covered by brush and leaves in a field near 171st Street and Cemetery Road.
The remains were sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office for identification. Investigators determined the remains were Bodily and that he died from blunt force trauma. His death was ruled a homicide.
Detectives said they have never stopped investigating Bodily’s death even as years passed. An in-depth review of all historical case material eventually aided detectives with identifying individuals who they believed had information about Bodily’s murder.
Investigators located persons of interest who were able to provide new leads. Those leads were investigated and led detectives to Bobby Lee Perkins, 51, and Libby Lavonne Cox, 45. Perkins is serving time at Lawton Correctional Facility.
Detectives contacted and interviewed Perkins and Cox. During separate interviews, both confirmed their involvement in Bodily’s death.
On May 31, arrest warrants were issued for Perkins and Cox. A CCSO detective with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Metro Fugitive Task Force located Cox in Prague and arrested her on a felony charge of accessory after the fact.
She was booked in the Cleveland County Detention Center. Her bond has been set at $250,000.
A hold has been placed on Perkins for a charge of murder in the first-degree while in commission of robbery. His transport to Cleveland County is pending.