Norman Police Release New Information About Man's 'Suspicious' Death


Thursday, February 14th 2013, 2:34 pm
By: News 9


Police are searching for someone who drove away from a burning home in Norman, leaving the body of a man inside.

Wednesday, firefighters put out the flames at 619 Villa Drive, and found the body of Patrick D. Burton, 51, lying near a bedroom. Investigators are not saying yet how Burton died, but they say his death is suspicious. They're now combing the house for evidence.

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Police say someone drove away from the burning house in the victim's truck. They've released a picture of the cab of the truck, which also shows Burton at an ATM. The vehicle is a white, 2004 extended cab Chevrolet pickup. It has an Oklahoma license tag, 088AXI. The truck has white, louvered taillight covers, and white, louvered covers over the rear windows. There is also a NASCAR license plate on the front bumper, a cow bell hanging from the rear bumper, and a hard white bed cover.

If you see the truck, police ask that you immediately call 911.