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Jessica Brown
Public Information Director

10/6/06                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Cherokee Co. Body Identified

A hunter found an unidentified body in a densely wooded area near Tahlequah Saturday.  Today (Oct. 6), that body has been identified as Joseph William Hain of Tulsa.  The 27-year-old man’s cause of death has not yet been determined by the medical examiner’s office.  At this time, the OSBI and Cherokee County are investigating the death as a murder.