OSBI to investigate man's Jan. 12 'suicide'

GROVE - The OSBI has launched a homicide investigation into the death of a Delaware County man, a week after the Tulsa World published a story questioning why county and state officials decided his death was a suicide without apparent evidence.
By CARY ASPINWALL & ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World Modified: May 1, 2012 at 7:58 am •  Published: May 1, 2012
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GROVE - The OSBI has launched a homicide investigation into the death of a Delaware County man, a week after the Tulsa World published a story questioning why county and state officials decided his death was a suicide without apparent evidence.

Phillip Porter was found dead shortly after noon Jan. 12 in his small motor home northwest of Sailboat Bridge on Grand Lake. His throat was slashed one-inch deep, four inches across, severing his jugular vein.

No suicide note was left in the camper smeared with blood, no weapon was found near his body, and his family said the 56-year-old had no history of depression.

"We're going to put all our resources together and find out what happened," OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said. "We're going to treat it as a homicide case and determine what happened to him and who may have wanted him dead."

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