UPDATE: Body found in Oklahoma backyard identified as missing woman

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UPDATE: The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body found in an Enid backyard as 47-year-old Doreen Ward.

Ward was reported missing by family members on July 27.

At this time, investigators are still trying to determine Ward’s cause of death.


ENID,Okla. — A mystery body found in an Enid backyard has neighbors puzzled.

Allegedly, no one was living in the home in the 1600 block of W. Randolph.

Now investigators are trying to identify the body, and figure out how they got into the back yard of that home.

Police say they’re ruling out foul play for now.

But neighbors are left wondering why and how it all unfolded just feet away.

“We see lights and sirens, and man, this is a whole TV show and we’re outside on the porch watching it,” Antoine Robinson, a neighbor said.

‘Excitement’ is unfolding on the typically quiet street in Enid.

“They came out with the masks and stuff, and I heard them talking a little bit about saying a body was back there decaying or something,” Chris Boone, another neighbor said.

A woman’s body was found in the back yard, by the people who moved out not too long ago.

“They came back home to pick up some items and noticed an odor, and when checking that odor, they determined it was a body,” Capt. Jack Morris, with Enid Police, says.

“It is scary, and I just walked by there yesterday and I didn’t see anything or smell anything,” Barbara Green, another neighbor said.

Enid police say they have a strong suspicion it could be a 47-year-old woman that was reported missing seven blocks away from where the body was found.

They are working with the family and medical examiner’s office to see if it’s the missing woman.
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