NPD Cold Case Unit Reopens Unsolved Osceola Homicide Case

Date of Press Release: 
Mon, 10/09/2017
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The newly initiated Norman Police Department Cold Case Unit is investigating the death of Owachige Osceola four years after she was found dead inside her home.

On September 25, 2013, Norman police were called to check the welfare of 27-year-old Owachige Osceola who lived in a home in the 3200 block of Ridgecrest Court. The caller expressed concern for Osceola’s well-being after not being able to reach her. When officers arrived, they found the front door of the home open and Osceola deceased inside.

Evidence discovered during the course of the investigation led detectives to consider her death to be a homicide. Detectives are now hopeful that the increased cash reward will encourage those with information regarding Osceola’s death to come forward, helping to bring some closure to her family.

The family of Owachige Osceola, in partnership with Norman Crime Stoppers, is continuing to offer a $40,000 cash reward for new information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for her death.

Anyone with information regarding the death of Osceola is encouraged to contact Norman Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips can be submitted using text message by sending the tip and the agency code “TIP1323” to 274637 (CRIMES), online using the website submission form located at normanpd.normanok.gov, or calling 405-366-STOP. Tips can also be submitted to Cold Case Investigator Jim Parks at 405-366-5208.