Missing Yukon Man Found Dead


Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:11 pm
By: News 9


Xin Xin Liu, News9.com

UPDATE: YUKON, Oklahoma -- A missing Yukon man has been found dead.

Leonard Poplin, also known as "Greg," went missing Tuesday morning.  Yukon police officers found his body Wednesday morning in a motel near Interstate 40 and Mustang Road in Yukon. 

Police are not saying how Poplin died, but they do not suspect foul play.

UPDATE: YUKON, Oklahoma – The Yukon Police Department launched a search Wednesday morning for a man who disappeared a day earlier.

Police issued a Silver Alert for 56-year-old Leonard Poplin Tuesday night.  He was last seen around 8 a.m. that morning at 117 Snowmass Drive in Yukon. 

Search and rescue teams set up a command post at 11715 N.W. 10th Street in Yukon early Wednesday morning. They're using dogs to try to track Poplin's scent.

Poplin was last seen wearing an Old Navy blue t-shirt, light denim shorts and gray New Balance tennis shoes.  He was on foot and did not have any identification with him.

Poplin has a heart condition, as well as a fresh wound with blue stitches on his right leg, at approximately hamstring level.

Police say because of Poplin's medical condition, he is in danger of serious bodily injury or death.

If you have any information about Poplin's location, contact Yukon Police Department at (405) 354-2553.