Oklahoma City Police Say Son Kills Father And Then Stuffs Body In Freezer

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 12:31 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The body of a physical education teacher was in a freezer in his garage for up to 10 days before being placed in the trunk of a car, police said.

The body of Emmanuel Thompson, 48, was discovered Monday by officers investigating a tip, Steve Jagosh, deputy chief of The Village Police Department said Tuesday.

Thompson's son, Andrew J. Thompson, 20, was found hiding in the attic of his father's house Monday, Jagosh said. Andrew Thompson, whom authorities said has no criminal history, is being held at the Oklahoma County jail on a first-degree murder complaint.

Emmanuel Thompson coached boys' soccer and taught physical education at Classen School of Advanced Studies, school Principal Ron Maxfield said. Thompson previously taught physical education at Putnam Heights Elementary School.