Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oklahoma City Mystery

With all due respect to the deceased's family, it looks like Oklahoma City has a real Law and Order type mystery playing out:
Investigators identified the man found inside a burning car as a local oil and gas executive. They say they still don’t know the answers to the question friends and neighbors are asking: Why did the man die?

State medical examiner’s office officials said Thursday that dental records were used to identify the body of Tony Viele, 54, of Oklahoma City.

The cause and manner of death had not been determined, officials said.

Fire investigators have not determined whether the car fire, which also spread to the house Viele was renting near the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, was accidental or intentional. But police say foul play is not suspected.

Foul play not suspected. . . yet.

Cue the sardonic quip and Law and Order ka-ching sound.

1 comment:

  1. Pete,

    I totally agree with your statement "Law & Order". I can't believe the police would rule out "foul play" when we have people falling off cruise ships that suspect foul play. Something isn't adding up when you have a house fire with a body burned in the car on the driveway..."not garage" but a few yards from the house. The Oklahoma police better get working on this investigation or they will be hearing the ka-ching sound of "Law and Order".