Cuts found on frozen body

By Robert Medley Published: December 9, 2006
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Son remains in jail; DA to hear details of death investigation

THE VILLAGE — An Oklahoma City Schools soccer coach whose body was discovered frozen in his garage died of gashes, cuts and stab wounds, a spokesman for the state medical examiner’s office said Friday.

Emmanuel Thompson, 48, was found frozen and wrapped in a tarp Monday inside a car parked in the garage of his house at 2628 Keats Place, police said.

Spokesman Eddie Johnson said the medical examiner’s preliminary report states the probable cause of death was due to incisions and stab wounds.

Deputy Chief Steve Jagosh of The Village Police Department said police would not comment on details of the investigation.

He said information will be presented to the Oklahoma County district attorney’s office by Thursday.

Jagosh said the body had been kept in a box freezer in the garage about 10 days. An autopsy was delayed while the body thawed for several days, he said.

The victim’s son, Andrew J. Thompson, 20, is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail on a first-degree murder complaint.

Law officers found Andrew Thompson hiding late Monday in the attic of the house where he lived with his father.

Emmanuel Thompson taught physical education and coached soccer at Classen School of Advanced Studies. He had worked in the Oklahoma City School District since 1991.


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