Body found in private pond in Muskogee County


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 7/23/2013 9:27 pm Published: 7/23/2013 5:03 pm


FOX23 is learning more about the discovery of a man's body, in a private-pond over the weekend.

The body was found in Muskogee County, west of Webbers Falls and south of Interstate 40  on Sunday.

Officials identified the body as that of 50-year-old David Lewis from the Vian area.

Investigators told FOX23’s Brittany Jeffers that they are worried. A toxicology report is being done, but there is reason to believe this could be a homicide.

The lead investigator, Coletta Peyton, said she is looking at a possible murder. She said they think it is strange that Lewis was on private land when he died.

“We just don't have bodies floating in ponds around here,” she said.

The investigator told FOX23 Lewis had just gotten out of the Sequoyah County Jail this month. Court records show that Lewis had felony charges including drugs, assault and theft.

Peyton said that Lewis was last seen on Wednesday and no missing person report was filed. 

Peyton said that they are asking the public for any information about the events that lead to the death.


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RN1007 - 7/31/2013 5:39 PM
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I knew him personally and he was a good person to me always.He had bad habits but was a good hearted guy.He was always nice to my family.would give you the shirt off of his back.please have respect.be careful of what you say about people and having no respect lest you be feeding the fish!

hlori5342 - 7/24/2013 3:12 PM
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@Mayor Maynot: Do you not have any morals, respect or human decency? Didn't your mother teach you that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all? This would most especially apply when your comments are referenced to a person (a human being) that has lost their life. Maynot... that says a lot.

Mayor Maynot - 7/24/2013 3:41 AM
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Theft and assault. Thats How to win friends and influence people. No wonder this genteel person was feeding the fish.

Unwashed Mass - 7/23/2013 11:35 PM
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"The lead investigator, Coletta Peyton...said they think it is strange that Lewis was on private land when he died" It's 100 degrees outside, maybe he didnt have a pond to swim in on his own land? Dont put much faith in this "investigation"
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