DURANT, Okla. — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents have arrested a suspect believed to be connected to the death of an unidentified man found Monday afternoon near Durant.

DURANT, Okla. — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents have arrested a suspect believed to be connected to the death of an unidentified man found Monday afternoon near Durant.


OSBI announced in a written release Tuesday morning that just after 4 p.m. Monday, a 9-1-1 dispatcher received a call about a body found about three miles east of Durant near old Highway 70. Bryan County Sheriff deputies responded to the area and found an unidentified deceased man. The sheriff’s office requested OSBI assistance in the investigation.


OSBI agents arrived on scene and processed the area where the body was located, the release said. The body was then taken to the medical examiner’s office in Oklahoma City for an autopsy.


Later Tuesday afternoon, OSBI announced that an arrest had been made in the death investigation. The suspect is a 26-year-old Durant man whom OSBI agents arrested after interviewing him at the Durant Police Department. The man was booked into the Bryan County Jail and is being held on a $2 million bond.


"(The suspect) claims he did not know the victim," the release said, "The two met at a Durant bar Friday night. They met at another location in Durant early Saturday morning. That is when the murder occurred, and (the suspect) dumped the man’s body near the creek."


OSBI investigators have taken fingerprints from the victim to enter into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. If the victim has been arrested, a match should be made and identification secured.