Body identified as missing man

Staff reports

Daniel Flores

Authorities confirmed Wednesday that a body of a man found Saturday in Colbert is the one who was reported missing from Durant.

Sheriff Johnny Christian said that the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed through dental records that the body is of Daniel Flores.

Durant Police said last week that Flores, 25, had been missing since May 6 and that he was last seen at his residence on South Ninth Avenue.

Saturday, two children found a body off Hoyte Drive in Colbert, according to the sheriff’s office. The body was unclothed and the children notified adults. The body had holes in it though it has not been determined if those were wounds because authorities said the body appeared to have been at that location for a while.

The death is being investigated as suspicious although a cause of death has not been revealed.

Christian said there are no leads in the case and that the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Bryan County District Attorney’s Office are investigating along with the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Durant Police Department at 924-3737 or the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office at 924-3000.

In other crime news in the state, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections says five prison guards were injured when they were attacked by inmates at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in northern Oklahoma, the Associated Press reported.

DOC spokesman Mark Myers says several inmates attacked a guard who used pepper spray on an inmate who refused to obey orders Tuesday night. He says other guards responded and were attacked before the inmates were subdued with pepper spray.

Myers says five guards were treated and released at a hospital and no inmates were injured. He said the number of inmates involved and the cause of the attack are under investigation.

The prison in Cushing is privately owned and operated by Nashville, Tennessee-based CoreCivic, Inc.

A CoreCivic spokesman said the company is cooperating with the investigation and referred questions to the state Corrections Department.

From staff and AP reports.

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