Oklahoma City Police are trying to find the person or people responsible for the brutal attack on an Oklahoma City man last month. And his family is looking for answers.
Right now, Henry Nicholas III, 39, is in the hospital recovering from several broken ribs and head trauma.
His family said he can't speak clearly yet, so there's still the big question of what happened to him.
“He is opening his eyes, he is listening to commands, he can give you a thumbs up he can answer yes or no, but he's not speaking,” said LaTanya Nicholas, who is his older sister. “He's not totally conscious of what's going on around him.”
LaTanya Nicholas is still reeling from what happened to her brother, who she said is trying to turn his life around after his recent release from prison.
“That's what's most heartbreaking to me that he was left,” said Nicholas. “Nobody called, nobody did anything – it's like he was a piece of trash. He would give you the shirt off his back if he had to! He can be the nicest sweetest person that you ever seen.”
According to the police report, her brother's beaten body was found near the corner of SW 20th and Mehl Drive just before midnight on March 24th. He was found curled up in the fetal position on the curb in front of the sidewalk by a security guard patrolling the area of the housing complex.
“Somebody dropped him off in the middle of the night,” said Carlos Guerrero, who lives nearby. “It was kind of scary!”
Guerrero said he saw all the flashing police lights that night, but he did not see or hear who dumped Nicholas off on the curb.
And that's what frustrates LaTanya.
“He was left he was left out there Lord knows how long, unconscious,” Nicholas said. “If it wasn't for the security guard, Lord knows if we would have be able to find him.”
LaTanya and police just hope anyone who may have witnessed what happened will call them soon, so they can solve the mystery of who hurt her brother, and why.
For now, she and their entire family pray for a speedy recovery.
“We just really want to know what happened,”
Police said if you have any information you are urged to call Oklahoma City Crimestoppers a t(405) 235-7300.