The Edmond Sun

September 4, 2013

BREAKING: Body found along I-35 in Edmond

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — UPDATE: Traffic on the east Interstate 35 frontage road between 33rd Street and Memorial Road will remain at a standstill until probably the end of today's rush hour as police continue to investigate the death of a man found lying east of the interstate.

Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office personnel arrived at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday where city workers found a body nestled among some high grass and trees.

Workers were mowing along the interstate between 33rd Street and Memorial Road about 2 p.m. Wednesday when they found a man deceased, said Jenny Monroe, Edmond Police Department spokeswoman.

Monroe said police were not ready to release details just yet such as age and identity, but did say the man had personal belongings with him including a wallet.

Police do not suspect foul play at this time, but the Medical Examiner's office will determine cause of death.

 

 

City workers reportedly found a body in tall grass along the east side of Interstate 35 today between 33rd Street and Memorial Road. Police and forensic investigators are at the scene now, where a portion of the east-side frontage road is closed.

The deceased was found near a tree-dotted, hilly area just east of the frontage road.

No information is available yet on gender or identity.

Check back at www.edmondsun.com for updated information throughout the afternoon.