OSBI Agents assist with Payne County homicide investigation

Ponca City Now - April 22, 2016 1:54 pm

Thursday evening, the Payne County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI investigative and crime scene agents assist with a homicide in Ripley.

Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, a relative found Mario Dwight Smith, Sr., 45, dead inside his home at 304 E. Main Street.

Smith suffered trauma to the body consistent with homicide.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy as OSBI agents and Payne County sheriff’s investigators collect information and evidence.


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