Body Found at Rest Stop in Love Co.


4-24-06- Officials are investigating a possible homicide in Love County.

A rest stop at Mile Marker 3 near Thackerville, Okla., turned into a crime scene early Monday morning. The Love County Sheriff's Office got the call around 4:00 a.m. A man passing through walked into the restroom and found another man face down. Authorities found no identification on the victim, they believe he was robbed as well. 49-year old Rufus Lowrey appeared to have died from a gun shot wound.

Investigators are searching for the Lowrey's 2003 GMC Yukon, dark graphite gray in color. The license tag number on a Texas plate is 9FGM83. If anyone sees this vehicle, they are urged to call the OSBI Hotline at 1-800-522-8017. OSBI is not releasing the victim’s identity until his next of kin has been notified.

OSBI has pictures regarding this case, and you can click here to view them.


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