Update: Body of woman discovered in Nicoma Park has been identified

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Update: Authorities say they have identified the body of a woman that was found in a Nicoma Park ditch.

On Friday, investigators announced that the victim is 26-year-old Alecia Payne.

At this point, her cause of death is still pending.

If you saw her on the night of March 30, call investigators at (405) 713-1017.


NICOMA PARK, Okla. - A week after a woman’s body was found in a Nicoma Park ditch, authorities still don’t know who she is or how she got there.

They think foul play may be involved, but they’re waiting on results from the medical examiner.

On Thursday, officers with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office were called to the area of N.E. 31st and Westminster after someone discovered a body.

The body of a woman was discovered on the side of the road, but she did not have any identification on her or a cell phone.

The victim is described as a light-skinned black female standing 4'11" tall to 5'2" tall and weighing 90 to 95 pounds.

Authorities believe she was 18 to 24-years-old with light brown eyes and a small gap between her front upper teeth.

The victim was wearing a pink tank top, pink pajama bottoms with hearts and a multi-color blue blanket with green stripes.

Body discovered in Nicoma Park

Body discovered in Nicoma Park

“Also discovered next to her was a blue with green and yellow swirl striped fleece blanket,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel.

She was not wearing any shoes, did not have any identified tattoos and had an afro-style haircut.

“This woman is someone's daughter, a sister, or maybe a mother herself. She needs to be identified,” Whetsel said.

Deputies have spent hours interviewing people who live in that area of Nicoma Park where the body was found, but no one saw anything suspicious.

“We believe she was probably dumped sometime as early as 2 a.m., which would be in total darkness,” Whetsel said.

Whetsel said the woman had no signs of trauma on her body.

If you have any information on the victim, call the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Investigations Division at 405-713-1017.

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