OHP Asking For Public Help After Body Found In Pott. County


Sunday, May 2nd 2021, 4:39 pm
By: Hunter McKee


POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help after a man was found dead early Sunday morning. The body was discovered near State Highway 39 and Okay Road.

Officials said a driver noticed the man lying on the side of the road around 5:30 a.m. just east of the Pottawatomie-Cleveland County line.

"Struck we think by a car," Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Eric Foster said. "There was an apparent head trauma, but as far as any internal injuries or anything like that, the medical’s office is determining that through investigation.”

According to Foster, the medical examiner believes the body hadn't been there very long. The body was found in a rural area where visibility could have been limited at that time of the morning.

"And it's not flat, so there are just hill crests here and there,” Foster said.

Foster also said people walking along that area isn't necessarily uncommon.

"People go for a walk early in the morning, or go for a jog," Foster said. "So, it's not that rare."

OHP said the victim has not been identified. It is now asking for any witnesses to come forward.

"If you were driving along there and you saw someone walking or you saw a vehicle pull up on the side of the road, that might help us try to determine what happened," Foster said.