Oklahoma Co. Sheriff’s Office Says Investigation Ongoing In Update On Toyin Amuda’s Death


Thursday, August 5th 2021, 6:55 pm
By: Anjelicia Bruton


Deer Creek teen Toyin Amuda drowned at a pool party in June. The medical examiner's office recently ruled his death accidental.

“According to the medical examiner’s office, Mr. Amuda had a .10 BAC. That’s higher than the legal level for intoxication,” Aaron Brilbeck with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators said witnesses told them, “alcohol in the form of Jell-O shots and beer were already at the party when they arrived, and further some partygoers brought their own alcohol.”

Further investigation also showed "Toyin’s stomach was enlarged and contained a pale yellow liquid, indicative of alcohol” according to the autopsy report.

The sheriff's department said the medical examiner's report did not check for any levels of THC in Amuda's system. They're sending a sample of Amuda's blood to be checked as well.

“This impacts our investigation in a number of ways but primarily we're putting together a puzzle and we're looking at various pieces of that puzzle and this is just one of the many pieces that will hopefully lead to some answers about what happened that evening,” Brilbeck said.

The sheriff’s office said they're still working to talk to witnesses and review any evidence, but there are factors slowing down the investigation.

“There were a lot of people present at the party that evening. A lot of them have since retained attorneys. So anytime there’s attorneys involved, also that makes it a bit longer as far as doing the investigation,” Brilbeck said.

The sheriff's office said right now they can't say if there will be criminal charges filed. There's no specific timeline for when the investigation will end, but they're hoping to complete it in the coming weeks.

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