Children find body in Colbert

Staff reports

Authorities are investigating the death of a man found whose body was found in Colbert.

Authorities said two children alerted their adult relatives after finding the body on Saturday. The adults called authorities.

Bryan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Nabors says the death is being ruled as suspicious because the body had holes. He says it’s not yet known how long the man was dead before his body was discovered.

Nabors says it’s too soon to determine the cause of death or to identify the body. The body was described as that of a Hispanic man. Last week, Durant Police said 25-year-old Daniel Flores had been missing since May 6.

Sheriff Johnny Christian said Monday afternoon that they are waiting on the State Medical Examiner’s Office to check medical and dental records to determine identification and that the sheriff’s office is not able to confirm if the body is that of Flores.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the investigation.

In other news, 19-year-old Jacob Site of Durant was injured during a single-vehicle crash at 1:29 a.m. Sunday on a county road north of Colbert, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

Site was driving southbound when his vehicle went off the roadway, struck an embankment and went airborne before landing back into a ditch. Site was taken by Bryan County EMS to AllianceHealth in Durant and then flown to Plano Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition at the time of the OHP report.

A passenger, 20-year-old Blake Garrett of Durant, refused treatment at the scene, according to OHP.

Speeding was cited in Trooper James Reinecker’s report as the cause of the crash. Site was not wearing a seat belt but his passenger was. Trooper Kyle Ince and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

From Associated Press and staff reports.

Staff reports

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