Authorities investigate Jay man's death

Tuesday, October 24th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

JAY, Okla. (AP) -- A 64-year-old man whose body was found wedged between a mobile home and a hand rail Sunday had been arguing with the home's owner before his death, authorities said.

Jack E. Salmon was found dead on the porch of the South Grand Lake mobile home of his neighbor, Bill Bays, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kym Koch said.

She said Salmon had been dead for about an hour when officers found him.

A friend of Bays said he left the property with Bays because of the argument, leaving Salmon at the house alone, Koch said.

When the men returned to the residence, Bays said they found Salmon dead on the porch, Koch said.

The OSBI is assisting the Delaware County Sheriff's Office in the investigation, she said.

The Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa is in the process of determining the reason for Salmon's death.