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OHP identifies body found along Arkansas River; second person found dead in two days

Body found along Arkansas River
Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 15:55:27-04

TULSA, Okla. — Update:

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the person found in the Arkansas River as 59-year-old Prachern Villarreal. According to OHP he was reported missing by family on Tuesday. OHP says the family stated victim liked to fish the river in the area. Tulsa Police Department located and recovered victim’s vehicle in a parking lot near the scene.

On Wednesday afternoon, Tulsa Fire Department recovered the victim at this location in 4 feet of water. Tulsa Medical Examiners' preliminary finding is consistent with drowning and transported subject to Tulsa Medical Examiner’s office, according to OHP

Tulsa police are investigating after finding a second person dead along the Arkansas River.

Investigators say a fisherman found the man dead near 71st Street and Riverside around 4 p.m.

Firefighters found a person dead in the water near 51st Street and Riverside around the same time on Tuesday.

Police haven't said that the deaths have any connection.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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