Body Found In Burned Out Trailer In Rogers County
ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Rogers County Sheriff's Office says a body was found in a burned-out trailer Thursday. The Sheriff's Office and OSBI have been on the scene for a few hours and are still trying to piece together what happened.
Several area fire departments were called out to a structure fire and when they got there they found a fully engulfed trailer inside a metal barn. They pulled it out to put the fire out and that's where they found a man's body.
They said the body found inside is unrecognizable, but the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office said they do know who owns the trailer and barn and they have made contact with the family. However, they do not have positive confirmation of who the person is.
“In a small community like this everyone knows who lives where and I don't think it will be a long time before we are able to confirm who our victim is but at this point our victim is extremely burned,” said Sheriff Scott Walton.
Neighbors say this is a close-knit community so this tragedy hits close to home.
Floyd McCurdy says he was taking out his trash when he heard the sirens, but he didn't realize they were coming to his neighbor's barn about a half mile up the road.
"Seen'em over there so I hurried up and came over here to see if I could help them or anything you know but the smoke was billowing out and they were having to try to extinguish the flames," said McCurdy.
McCurdy says he and his family have lived in the area for 30 years and are very close to their neighbors. He says he doesn't know what happened, but whatever it is, it's extremely sad for the community.
"There's people that you get to know over the years and realize they'd do anything for you and that's what makes it so hard," said McCurdy
OSBI is leading this investigation, they say the Medical Examiner is expected to have a positive ID by Friday morning.