El Reno police investigating man’s suspicious death

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EL RENO, Okla. - Authorities in El Reno are looking for clues related to an Oklahoma man's death.

El Reno Police officers were called to a home in the 2600 block of Stone Glen Drive at around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28 for a report of an unresponsive man.

"Me and my daughter were sitting in the driveway and a whole force of police officers come pulling up," said Malaina Tallbear. "They finally were bringing somebody out and they made us turn around and not look."

When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old Matthew Little Elk unresponsive. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office determined that Little Elk died from a subdural hematoma caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

Officials say Little Elk may have been involved in a fight at a local bar or home in El Reno during the late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

"At this time the El Reno Police Department considers Matthew's manner of death suspicious and an ongoing investigation is currently in progress," said Chief Ken Brown in a press release Wednesday. "Anyone with information on the case is asked to call" Detective Det. Jeremy Gore at (405) 262-6941.

Little Elk's family declined to comment Wednesday night.

"They're very heartbroken, as well as family and friends," said Tallbear, a member of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes. "They're in my prayers."

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