Two young boys discover body of a man in the woods in Oklahoma

A man's body was found in the woods over the weekend by a 9 and a 10 year old boy.

Authorities said the body was found in the woods near Colbert in Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon. The boys were exploring in the woods when the body was found.                                                                      

“Someone rode up on their four-wheeler asking if we were missing anybody and we said no, because it was a strange question. And he let us know that his two grandsons rolled up on a dead body out in the woods,”  

Bryan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Nabors says the boys told relatives, who called deputies for help.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they began investigating the case as a suspicious death.

Nabors says that they do not know how long the body had been there, adding that it is too early to identify the victim or determine a cause of death.

Residents in the area were stunned by the discovery in their tight-knit community, saying they are worried about the children who found the body.

“Something that no kid should ever have to come up on, ever,” Henslee said. “I’m sure that they were pretty scared and it’s going to affect them for the rest of their life.”


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