Body found in Oklahoma park identified as 22-year-old man

Posted at 2:34 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 15:41:39-05

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- A body discovered in a northeastern Oklahoma park has been identified as that of a missing 22-year-old man.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner said Thursday that the body was that of Lucas Niko Ashlock, who had been reported missing on Feb. 20.

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Cherokee County officials say Ashlock's body was discovered on Tuesday in a creek bed in the area of Rocky Ford State Park near Tahlequah. How Ashlock died has not been determined but authorities have said they do not suspect foul play.

A search team had been looking for Ashlock since he was reported missing. Roommates say he had gone to a friend's house and never returned.

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