Authorities identifying body found near Lake Texoma

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. -- Authorities are in the process of identifying a man whose body was found in Lake Texoma on Sunday afternoon.

The Bryan County Sheriff's Office received the call just before five yesterday afternoon and now is awaiting the results of an autopsy.

Officials say overall it was a relatively quiet weekend out on Lake Texoma until yesterday's finding.

Now authorities have to identify where the body came from, how it got there, and more importantly, who he is.

The Bryan County Sheriff's Office received the call from a couple of fisherman who noticed the man floating in the water where the rock creek empties into Lake Texoma on the far western end of Smizer Road.

Bryan County Deputy David Bray says the victim is a man in his late 20's or 30's and appears to have been in the water for at least four to five days.

The body was sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiners office for an autopsy. Until results are known, authorities are treating the area as a crime scene and will use any means necessary to determine the identity of the man.

"To identify the individual, we look through a variety of means from scars, marks and tattoos to dental records if we need to." said Bryan County Deputy David Bray.

Bray says the State Medical Examiner will conduct the autopsy tomorrow morning, and officials should know more about the man by the afternoon.


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  • by Measures Location: Weights on Oct 3, 2008 at 08:08 PM
    How can you put a dollar sign on a precious life? I'll tell ya, nobody NORMAL can. You...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE...you're nasty. You're ugly. You don't deserve to live anymore. And this is coming from someone who believes very much in Christ. I am a person who is not in favor of the death penalty unless it comes to the murder of little children, but now I have had a taste of what can rot an innocent person's spirit as well. I've talked to your victim's mother. I am the "other" mother who lost in this desperate game of yours. Both she and I WANTED our children to live. We bear the stripes on our bellies for that truth. YOU took them away. You WILL pay for that. And Linda, if you ever read this, honey, I don't know you, but you'd better ante up and get with the legal side and tell the truth or else your day might be a-coming. I've read your testimony and you're not telling it like it really was. There's no mistaking it. You're not out of the woods just yet, lady.
  • by terri Location: austin on Jun 6, 2007 at 06:17 PM
    i was his moms best friend and we were all from Lubbock. Have not seen him in years but he was and will always be my heart.I pray that the animals that did this pay real good. In fact he was wanting to come stay with me about a year ago. Wish he would of. My prayers out to his mom (Susie and his brother.
  • by Anonymous Location: san antonio on May 30, 2007 at 05:50 AM
    sounds to me like something might have went wrong in the jail and they dumped him in the lake...stranger things have happened.. in ok.
  • by unknown Location: ardmore on May 29, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    How scary is that! People swim and fish there.
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