Missing Person Found Deceased in Texas County

Joe Denoyer - March 4, 2022 2:23 pm

On March 3. 2022 the Texas County 911 Trust Authority received a 911 call that the body of a deceased person had been located by a rancher in rural southeast Texas County, Oklahoma.

Texas County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agents and Crime Scene Unit were dispatched to the area and directed to the location of the body. Agents and Deputies on the scene were able to positively identify the deceased person as James Elliott Huffman, 50, of Spirit Lake, lowa.

Huffman’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an investigation that may or may not require an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Huffman had been reported missing from Borger, Texas since February 1, 2022. The Texas County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation,launched an investigation into Huffman’s disappearance, after information was learned that the last known location of his cell phone signal was in Texas County, Oklahoma. Huffman’s Nissan Sedan was also found near Hardesty. Oklahoma.

The information and recovery of the vehicle sparked several days of searching abandoned
structures, creek beds and rugged ranch land in rural southeast Texas County, Oklahoma.
Several law enforcement agencies, fire departments and citizens who volunteered to help, searched on foot, horseback and in all-terrain vehicles. A drone was also utilized, along with cadaver dogs from K9 Search Oklahoma


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