NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – The Norman Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing person last seen February 1.
“It is kind of odd that he was last seen at the casino and then his vehicle would be found unlocked with the keys inside of it,” said Sarah Jensen, Public Information Officer for the Norman Police Department.
Officials say 32-year-old Shannon Wilson is missing. Norman police said the last time anyone saw him was on Feb. 1, driving away from the Thunderbird Casino.
“He was at the Thunderbird Casino with several acquaintances and then drove off, and hasn’t really been seen since,” said Jensen.
Wilson’s car was found one day later 45 minutes away. The vehicle was unlocked with the keys still inside at the Springdale Apartments in the 4300 block of South Barnes Avenue in Oklahoma City on Feb. 2.
It wouldn’t be for another five days until Wilson’s new roommates reported him missing.
“He hadn’t been there for some time. So, there was a delay in it actually being reported,” said Jensen. “We don’t have any reason to believe there’s foul play involved.”
However, police said Wilson suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child and could have reduced cognitive abilities stemming from it.
“But we do feel like he is a pretty fully functioning adult and that is just something to take into account,” said Jensen.
Norman police said Wilson is new to the area and doesn’t have any family living locally.
“We just encourage anyone that might have any information that they feel like is pertinent to this case to contact us immediately,” said Jensen.
It’s not clear how long Wilson has been living in Norman, but police said he’d only been living with his new roommates for about a week or two before vanishing.
Wilson is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child and has a reduced level of cognitive function.
Norman police ask that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Shannon Wilson call 405-321-1444, contact Detective Ron Collett at 405-366-5219, or submit an anonymous tip via Norman Crime Stoppers by phone at 405-366-STOP (7867) or online at www.p3tips.com/1323.