Body Of Missing Cleveland County Man Positively Identified

Friday, February 8th 2013, 4:32 pm
By: News 9

The Cleveland County Sheriff's office confirmed that the body of a man who went missing over the summer near Noble has finally been positively identified.

7/10/2012 Related Story: Family: Missing Cleveland County Man Found Dead

Pascual Salazar, 36, disappeared on May 23. His body was found July 10, 2012, near Fulkerson Road in eastern Cleveland County.

Salazar's wife, Nora Salazar, said she was afraid of what may have happened to him.

7/6/2012 Related Story: Cleveland County Sheriff's Deputies Still Looking For Missing Man

The Undersheriff tells News 9 the Medical Examiner's Office finally made a positive DNA match on Salazar's body after taking samples from both his daughter and a brother. He states the M.E. has listed the cause of death as unknown at this time, due to how decomposed the body was when it was found.

Investigators say information they have received so far strongly supports the continued investigation into Salazar's death as a homicide.

Anyone who has information about Salazar's death should call the Sheriff's Office at (405)-701-8888.