UPDATE: OSBI investigators say a “no foul play” is involved after a woman’s body was found at Lake Thunderbird over the weekend.
The case is now closed.
NORMAN, Okla. – Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations are searching for clues after a body was found near Lake Thunderbird.
Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, workers with the Thunderbird Park Service reported a body found near the lake to the OSBI.
Gary Perkinson, with the OSBI, says they discovered a woman’s body near Lake Thunderbird’s Clear Bay.
Perkinson confirms the woman appeared to have suffered injuries.
Authorities say the victim is 28-year-old Jessica Meyer, who was found near her car.
Investigators say they are currently looking into the case as a “suspicious death” and have not ruled out any possibilities.
Perkinson said “We’re gonna take all the precautions we can and work this as a homicide. We will talk with the medical examiner’s office and take a look at the evidence that’s been recovered and go from there with the investigation.”
Officials say they believe she was not camping but was at the lake briefly before dying.
At this time, no further information is being released.
Families enjoying a day on the lake were shocked by the news.
Josh Walker said, “All of my good memories as a child at this lake were wholesome, not with an autopsy or someone dragging a corpse off into the woods. That makes me really uncomfortable to be honest with you.”
He added, “I always try to be vigilant but I’ll definitely be thinking about camping in the future and taking extra precautions.”