Lawton Police: Body Found Inside Garage

Lawton Police: Body Found Inside Garage


Lawton Police have confirmed there is a body buried in the garage at 913 Southwest Monroe. Police said they have not identified the victim. They called a group from Norman that specializes in recovering bodies to help dig up the body Friday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: At around 5 p.m. Thursday, police received a tip that someone could be buried in a shed at a home near 10th and Monroe on the city's south side.

When officers arrived at the scene, they saw disturbed dirt and called out for a search warrant.

Authorities say they have interviewed one of the residents and other witnesses, and are suspecting there might be foul play.

"From statements that have been made, we do know that there's an individual in the house that's been missing for a couple of days, or was last seen a couple of days ago," Lawton Police Captain Craig Akard said. "We're treating this as a homicide to start with, until we can verify one way or another."

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