Family Asking For Answers After 18-Year-Old's Drowning Death


Wednesday, June 30th 2021, 4:12 pm


OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The family of Toyin Amuda is speaking out for the first time since the 18-year-old's tragic death.

Two weeks ago, the Deer Creek homecoming king and football player drowned at a party.

911 caller: "I have someone at my house who's not breathing he's been in a swimming pool."

The 911 call, right now, is the only glimpse into what led up to Amuda's death.

According to a report from the Oklahoma County sheriff, the homeowner said he was in bed when his daughter came and told him a boy was in the pool.

The homeowner said when he came out, people had "brought the boy to the surface" and then he did CPR.

The report said the homeowner told deputies, to his knowledge, no one had been drinking and alcohol was not around. He also said the cameras on his house didn't work and hadn't for years.

Deputies found multiple things in the yard including vomit and "two plastic garbage dumpsters filled with empty beer cans and bottles of assorted liquor."

Last week, the state medical examiner’s office changed Amuda's manner of death from accidental to "pending."

Now, Amuda's family is hoping someone will help them find the truth.

"What we're experiencing is every parent’s and every family’s worst nightmare. We ask for space to grieve as we work to understand what happened to our beloved Toyin. We hope that those who have information about the events surrounding Toyin's death, even if you feel it's an unimportant detail, that you will choose to step up and speak out. Please honor our son by contacting the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department with what you know, so they can continue their investigation. We will never fully heal from this tragic loss, but we also know that we won't be able to move forward without the truth. We are grateful for all of the prayers we are receiving for our family during this unimaginably difficult time. In return, we pray that no one ever has to experience what we're going through.
"We hope that those who have information about the events surrounding Toyin's death, even if you feel it's an unimportant detail, that you will choose to step up and speak out. Please honor our son by contacting the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department..."

Last week, the sheriff's office said they are waiting on toxicology reports.

News 9 did reach out to the sheriff's office on Wednesday, but right now, all they said was they are investigating.