Update: OSBI now investigating Cordell man’s “suspicious death” as a homicide

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WASHITA COUNTY, Okla. — The Cordell Police Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are working to solve a ‘suspicious death’ in Washita County.

The body of 59-year-old Michael Beach was found inside his home in the 400 block of S. Orient on the morning of Monday, Nov. 30.

Officials say a friend had not heard from Beach for several days and called police.

Agents are asking for the public’s help in locating Beach’s missing 2002 white Chevy Tahoe. The license plate on that vehicle is 412FPS.

Investigators are also searching for Kathryn Lynn Hicks. They say the 44-year-old woman may have information on how Michael Beach died.

If you know where Hicks or the missing Tahoe are, or if you talked to Beach within the days before his death, please call OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.