Eric Lopez identified as Christmas Eve homicide victim
Eric Lopez Death – The Oklahoma City Police Department has determined the identity of the deceased person whose body was discovered in a drainage ditch on the 24th of December. A call came into the police department just before one o’clock in the morning on December 24 reporting that someone was lying in a drainage ditch close to Southwest 59th Street and Harvey Avenue. According to the police, they located a deceased person who had injuries that were consistent with homicide. On Wednesday, the police stated that they had tried everything else in their power to identify the victim.
The deceased, who was last seen a couple of days prior to the homicide, is believed to be of Middle Eastern or potentially Hispanic heritage, according to the homicide detectives who stated that they consider the victim to be Hispanic. He was last wearing a green jacket and blue jeans. Eric Lopez, 17, was identified as the victim by the police. After obtaining information from the general public, the authorities stated that they were able to positively identify the victim. Calling the Oklahoma City Police Department’s homicide tip line at (405) 297-1200 is encouraged for anyone who may have information on this investigation.
Related topic: Lake Wales man found dead on Christmas Day. Polk Sheriff’s Office says it was homicide
On Christmas, the body of a man from Lake Wales was discovered, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is treating the death as suspicious in nature. The man was found by a friend on Sunday with upper body trauma at his residence at the Enchanted Grove Mobile Home Park located at 5137 North Scenic Highway in Lake Wales. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the home was located in Lake Wales. According to the detectives, they believe the victim was murdered on Saturday evening.
“Detectives do not believe this was a random occurrence, and they are actively following up on leads to arrest the suspect(s) responsible for killing the victim,” a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. The Sheriff’s Office did not provide any further information and stated that additional information would be made public as the investigation progresses and when one or more arrests are made.
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