Community searches for father’s killer
CHOCTAW, Okla. — As the morning fog cleared Tuesday, police got a call from passersby saying there was a body along the side of Henny Rd. near Northeast 23rd in Choctaw. We are now learning more about that victim who OSBI identified as 29-year-old Robert Lynn Coy.
His murder left a 10-year-old girl without her father and a community wondering when the killer will be caught.
According to neighbors, the Coy family lived in a Southwest Oklahoma City home for 30 years and just moved out a few months ago.
Yvette Lynch is a family friend and says, “I’ve known Robert since he was a baby. It’s just a real shame that it had to come to that.”
Several neighbors we spoke with were not surprised by the news of Coy’s death but they were certainly saddened to hear all signs point to murder.
Lynch says, “He did have some problems. We thought he had worked those out but evidently he had gone back to doing the same thing.”
We found Coy did face drug charges in McClain County 10 years ago.
His mother Sherry did not want to speak with us.
Lynch says, “She seems in shock. She was waiting for him to come home to take her to work but he never showed up.”
Investigators ask anyone who saw Coy or anything suspicious in Choctaw between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to call police or the OSBI.
Jessica Brown with the OSBI says, “We did spend quite a bit of the day trying to find relatives of his to notify them of his death and we were able to glean information from them to continue on with our investigation to find out why this may have happened to him. We are trying to create a timeline of events to get a better understanding of what happened to him and who may have caused his death.”
Investigators are also now searching for the car Coy was driving.
The 2002 gold Mercedes-Benz C32 is missing.
The Oklahoma plate has the tag number 384 AXQ.
If you see the car, please call police or the OSBI at 1 (800) 522-8017.