Officials search wildlife refuge for suspect in toddler’s death

The Associated Press - January 2, 2020 11:52 am

Christopher James Trent

MEDICINE PARK, OK — Oklahoma authorities are searching an expansive wildlife refuge in southwest Oklahoma for a suspect in a Norman toddler’s death.

Norman police say 28-year-old Christopher James Trent is a suspect in the death of a 2-year-old boy who was found unresponsive Wednesday at a Norman home. Trent’s pickup was located in Medicine Park, Oklahoma, Wednesday night, and authorities believe he may have fled on foot to the nearby 60,000-acre Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley says Trent is familiar with the area, and searchers are planning to use drones and dogs to assist in the search.


Latest Stories

Personal injury collision in Noble County

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a personal injury collision occurred at about 11:23 a.m. Saturday...

Woman charged with killing kids faced prior child-welfare scrutiny

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a woman charged with murder in the deaths of her three...

Editor of Oklahoma journalism nonprofit announces retirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The executive editor of the nonprofit journalism corporation Oklahoma Watch is stepping...