‘What Really Happened?’: Family Seeks Answers After Deer Creek High School Grad Drowns At Party


Thursday, July 1st 2021, 10:39 pm



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A metro family said they will never fully heal after a Deer Creek High School graduate drowned at a pool party two weeks ago.

Toyin Amuda's family said they lost the heart of their family two weeks ago when the Deer Creek homecoming king and football player drowned at a pool party.

“He was filled with love, so much passion, he was humble, so gentle, well known and the most respectable person you will meet at 18 years old,” said Ade Amuda, Toyin Amuda’s brother.

Amuda's mother and father said they're living every parent's worst nightmare. His brother said he lost his best friend.

“If you call Toyin to help or do something, he'd give you a little, 'Ahh I don't know if I’m up for it,' but he'd always do it. We just bought a house and I was in dire need of help, and I called Toyin and I said, 'Toyin, I need help painting' and he said OK. Never painted before in his life, and for the rest of my life, I’m going to remember the door he painted in my house,” Ade Amuda said.

Amuda's family said they have not said goodbye because he will always be with them. They said his spirit will live on and they can feel it every day.

Now, they want answers. The 18-year-old's father wants to know more about what happened leading up to his son's death.

“If anybody has any information, just come out and tell the truth. What really happened at that compound? Please come forward,” said Adeleke Amuda, Toyin’s father.

His family believes this tragedy was preventable and said they wake up every day, asking themselves if this is really real.

The Oklahoma County's Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.

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