Body Found In Tulsa Yard, Two Arrested

Monday, April 13th 2009, 9:54 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Police are investigating a possible homicide in the 5800 block of East 33rd Court. 

Police say just before 8 a.m. Monday, an officer patroling the area was flagged down concerning a body of a man that had been found in the yard of duplex.

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The officer investigated and found a man lying in a pool of blood. 

Officials say there was obvious signs of trauma to the man's chest and are investigating it as a homicide. 

"Got homicide detectives on the scene. We have officers canvassing, knocking on doors. Just trying to see if anyone saw, heard anything maybe late night early morning," said Tulsa Police officer Leland Ashley. 

Police say the victim was homeless and had been staying at an open duplex.

When detectives were questioning people in the area, they talked to two men who both had blood on their shoes.  Leon VanTrees and Shelby Weston have been arrested.

Police say they  got into a fight with the victim and ended up beating and kicking him.