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Death of northeast Oklahoma man investigated as a homicide

PEORIA, Okla. – Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma said the death of a 52-year-old man whose body was discovered in his backyard is being investigated as a homicide.

Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd said the body of Miles Rentfrow of Peoria was discovered by sheriff’s deputies on Friday evening. Floyd said Rentfrow had lost a lot of blood and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary examination by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office indicates the possible cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest. Investigators said shrapnel from a small caliber weapon was found on Rentfrow’s body.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is conducting interviews concerning Rentfrow’s death but no arrests have been made.