Oklahoma man wanted for questioning in suspected murder turns up in New Mexico

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A man wanted for questioning by the Grady County Sheriff’s Office over a suspected murder has turned himself in to police in New Mexico.

They Grady County Sheriff’s Office says  Ronald Landrith, Sr. turned himself in to the Silver City Police Department without incident.

Landrith was identified as a person of interest on Wednesday in the death of Kenneth Newsom, Sr.

According to a statement given to the Express-Star, Landrith drove up to the New Mexico police department in Newsom’s black Chevy pick-up truck, which was missing from the scene where he was found dead on Tuesday.

Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said Newsom appeared to have suffered severe head injuries.

Landrith was reportedly a friend of Newsom’s who had been staying at his home near Dibble, according to the Express-Star.

Authorities say that Newsom’s son is the one who found his father after no one had heard from him since late Monday.

Landrith has not been named a suspect.