Man's body found outside home during house fire

Posted at 7:23 AM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 13:54:33-04

BIXBY, Okla. - Part of a Green Country road was closed Monday morning due to a house fire near Bixby.

161st Street South between Harvard and Yale was shut down due to the fire that left the home completely destroyed.

Officials with the Sheriff's office say a passerby called 911 around 6 in the morning after seeing the home fully engulfed in flames.

When Bixby firefighters arrived, they found a man hanging from a tree. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is treating the death as a homicide. The department says all deaths they investigate are treated as homicides initially.

The cause of the house fire is currently under investigation.

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