Norman mother’s suspicious death remains a cold case, new reward offered

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NORMAN, Okla. - Norman police continue to search for clues in connection to a Norman mother's suspicious death.

On Sept. 25, 2013, police were called to a home in the 3200 block of Ridgecrest Court to check the welfare of 27-year-old Owachige Osceola.

Officials say the caller expressed concern for Osceola's well-being after not being able to reach her.

When officers arrived, they found her front door open.

Osceola was found dead inside the home.

Police say evidence discovered during the course of the investigation led detectives to consider her death to be a homicide.

Owachige Osceola

Owachige Osceola

Osceola was the mother to a 4-year-old girl.

"This is my daughter that has been taken away from me," Osceola's mom, Roberta Sherlock, told KFOR in 2014. "I can't sit still and let someone walk away with what they did to my daughter."

Osceola's family and Norman Crime Stoppers are now offering a $40,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for her death.

Detectives hope that the increased cash reward will encourage those with information regarding Osceola's death to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding the death of Osceola is encouraged to contact Norman Crime Stoppers.

Anonymous tips can be submitted using text message by sending the tip and the agency code “TIP1323” to 274637 (CRIMES), online using the website submission form or by calling (405)366-STOP.