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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


12/11/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents and Criminalists Help Investigate Guthrie Homicide

Saturday afternoon Guthrie Police requested OSBI assistance with a suspicious death at 1223 E. Vilas. That evening, the medical examiner’s office determined the death was the result of a homicide. OSBI agents and criminalists processed Francis Maurice Byrd’s home until early Sunday morning.

Out of state family members of the 60-year-old man called the Guthrie Police Department Saturday requesting a welfare check of Maurice Byrd since Byrd had not attended a family meeting.

If anyone spoke to Byrd Thursday (12/8) or Friday (12/9) or has any information about this homicide, please call the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.