Man Accused Of Keeping Body Inside NW OKC Apartment

Monday, December 14th 2020, 9:18 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


A man accused of keeping a body in his apartment for days will face charges. 

Back in May, the body of Jacob Heck, 32, was discovered in Oklahoma City near a dumpster in the area of Northwest 31st Street and May Avenue.

While Heck’s death was investigated as a homicide, murder charges have not been filed.

According to court documents, Jacob Heck's mother reported him missing on May 1. Reports show she grew concerned after her calls to him went unanswered for several days.

Five days after Heck's phone pinged near those Oklahoma City apartments, deputies discovered Heck's decomposed body dumped on the side of the street. 

The suspect has been identified as Shannon Porter who lived in the apartment complex. Porter was questioned and then arrested on an unrelated charge.

Porter told detectives that Heck was a heavy drug user who was inside his apartment on April 28 when he "died while in his presence." 

Instead of dialing 911, Porter said he "chose to wrap Heck in various blankets and other wrappings."

According to court filings, Porter said he kept the body inside his apartment for several days then "decided to put the victim's body out by the dumpster."

While a medical examiner's report indicates Heck was using meth, due to the state of decomposition, how he died could not be determined.

Porter is charged with unauthorized removal of a dead body.

Court records show Porter has DUI and drug convictions. He is currently not in custody and has not been arrested in this case.