TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Police homicide detectives are investigating a decomposing body as the city's latest homicide.
On Wednesday, March 6th, the landlord of 4510 W. 5th St. reported the tenant of that residence missing.
The landlord had not seen the tenant for several days and the rent was due.
Around 9:30 Thursday morning, the landlord went inside the residence and discovered some blood inside the residence.
The landlord called the Tulsa Police Department.
Officers responding to the scene called for homicide and crime scene units at around 10:00 A.M.
Police tell KRMG that investigators worked the scene as if it was a murder scene.
During the processing of the scene, a badly decomposed body was located in the residence.
Due to the decomposition of the body, investigators say it is not possible to determine the cause or manner of death.
The circumstances surrounding the finding of the body lead detectives to believe this is the 17th homicide in Tulsa for 2013.
Detectives are actively following leads.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS, the Homicide Tip Line at (918) 798-8477 or email email@example.com