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Daughter Finds Father Dead Inside Spencer Home

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A longtime Spencer family is stunned after 46-year-old Lawrence Tingle was found dead inside his home near Wilshire and Anderson on Sunday morning. A longtime Spencer family is stunned after 46-year-old Lawrence Tingle was found dead inside his home near Wilshire and Anderson on Sunday morning.
SPENCER, Oklahoma -

Police are investigating after a woman found her father dead inside his Spencer home. Detectives say they got the call Sunday around 10:30 a.m., but aren't saying how he died.

Detectives say 46-year-old Lawrence Tingle's daughter made that shocking discovery at his home on Wilshire. When officers arrived, they say the place was ransacked.

"I fell apart. I had just got to work and got the call, and I had to stop like two times before I got out here," said the victim's brother Anthony Tingle. "He was a good guy. He was pretty much, you know, willing to help anybody, mostly everybody out here and most of us are all family." 

Oklahoma City Police say the home was trashed when they arrived, but they aren't saying how exactly Tingle died. His family says they all grew up in the home where Tingle lived alone, and they just want answers on how a loving father was found dead in the house his parents built.

"It ain't making sense. I'm not understanding it. He will be missed, greatly, greatly missed by a lot of people."

The family says Tingle worked as a carpenter and repairman. He leaves behind six children and many grandchildren. Police haven't released any suspect information at this time, and ask you to call their Crime Stoppers line at (405) 235-7300.

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