Dead Texas man dumped in Oklahoma had been strangled
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Investigators say a Texas man was strangled before he was buried in Oklahoma alongside the body of a woman whose MMA fighter ex-boyfriend is suspected in the deaths.
Oklahoma’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released an autopsy report Wednesday saying 32-year-old Michael Swearingin’s death was a homicide.
The Temple, Texas residents were reported missing Jan. 4.
The report says Swearingin likely died from asphyxiation due to strangulation. Scott’s autopsy hasn’t been made public.
Court records show Scott’s ex-boyfriend, 44-year-old Cedric Marks, is being held on murder charges.