Man's Body Found On Roadside In West Siloam Springs

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 6:21 pm
By: Justin Shrair

A man's mangled body has been found on the side of the road in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. 

Police found the body early Thursday morning near Highway 412 about 5 miles west of the Arkansas border. Police said the first call came in between 4:45 and 5:30 Thursday morning. 

People reported they had hit something in the road. Police arrived on scene and found a man's mangled body. After speaking with people from several vehicles, police said the people had originally thought they had run over a deer. Police do not know if foul play is involved. 

"When they actually were on the road and hit it they thought they had run over a deer that had already been hit," said Chief Larry Barnett of West Siloam Springs Police Department. "I believe 3 or 4 different vehicles that we talked to that actually had hit the body."

They hope fingerprints or DNA will help identify who the man is but say there is very little information at this time.

Police are asking for the public’s help. If you know anything you’re asked to contact police, OHP or OSBI.