OSBI Investigates Homicide in Jefferson County

Ryan, Okla. - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation after a missing person's case turned into a homicide investigation.

A ranch owner went to the home of one of his employees in the middle of the ranch and found a possible crime scene. Friday morning, the body of 27-year-old Fernando Hernandez was found several hundred yards from the home. Due the condition of the body, Hernandez is being considered a homicide victim.

OSBI agents are working with Jefferson County sheriff's detectives to identify possible suspects. The Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine the cause and manner of death.

If anyone has information about this crime, contact OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.