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July 29, 2013

Preliminary: No foul play in teen’s death

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a preliminary autopsy of a Mooreland teen who died Sunday indicates no foul play was involved in his death.

The preliminary autopsy performed Monday on the body of 18-year-old Kolby Bowers indicates he likely was not a victim of homicide, according to a release from the OSBI. Toxicology testing is under way to help determine how Bowers died.

Early Sunday morning, Bowers was transported by private vehicle from a party near Fargo to a hospital in Woodward. There, doctors pronounced him dead.

No information about the driver of the vehicle or a description of the vehicle that dropped Bowers off at the hospital has been released.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI help to work the case, which initially was considered a “suspicious death.”

OSBI agents were called at about 2 a.m. Sunday to investigate the death. Agents and criminalists spent Sunday documenting the scene of the death where the party took place, and interviewing dozens of partygoers about what happened to Bowers.

Agents will continue to interview those at the party who may provide information related to Bowers’ death.

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