Oklahoma man, sought in child’s death, found dead in refuge

The Associated Press - January 5, 2020 10:58 am

MEDICINE PARK, OK — Authorities say that a 38-year-old man wanted on a murder warrant in the death of a 2-year-old boy in Norman has been found dead in a wildlife refuge where investigators were searching for him.

Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley said that the body of Christopher James Trent was found on Saturday in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife refuge near Medicine Park in southwestern Oklahoma. Trent was wanted in connection with the death on Wednesday of the boy who was found unresponsive in the home where Trent lived with the child’s mother. Stradley said that Trent appeared to have hanged himself.


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