About Owachige Osceola
With a name like Murder, Junkie could mean only one thing. When 911 operators received a welfare check request from Owachige Osceola’s friends, they believed it to be routine. However, they arrived at her apartment to find the whole place in turmoil as the victim lay dead on the bedroom floor. Crime Junkie’s “Murdered: Owachige Osceola” chronicles the shocking murder and follows the police investigation that tried its best to get to the bottom of this crime. If you want to learn more about the harrowing case, we have you covered!
How Did Owachige Osceola Die?
Owasogge Osceola was killed at the age of 27; she was a descendant of the chief of Florida’s Seminole tribe. Before she lost her life, though, she went through a divorce and moved from Anadarko, Oklahoma to Norman. Shortly before her death, some people who knew her said that she loved to help others and always faced them with a smile. They also added that as someone who conducted herself in a “no-nonsense” manner, it angered them even more when they learned of her death.
In September 2013, a few of Owachige’s friends came down to Norman since they couldn’t reach her over the phone. When they arrived at her apartment, they noticed that the front door was kicked in and knocked it open. On top of that, no one answered the door when they knocked. They immediately called 911 and told the police to conduct a welfare check on Owachige. Once authorities had arrived at the scene, they discovered things and furniture scattered around each room and left them in complete disarray.
Upon entering the bedroom to check on Owachige, authorities noticed a body laying on the bed draped under a blanket. Soon, it was identified as Owachige, and a police report stated that she was dead. The victim’s body was found to be battered and bruised, but no apparent struggle could be found. The autopsy determined there were injuries on the back of her neck, suggesting possible strangulation or she hit her head as well as bruising all over her face. However, even then, her cause of death remained undetermined.
Who Killed Owachige Osceola?
The podcast interviews the man named “Moose,” who was in contact with Owachige before her life came to an untimely end. The story includes how the police interviewed Moose, but ultimately revealed that he was innocent based on their interviews and analysis of the evidence. Surprisingly, Moose alibi resultes in his being cleared as a suspect and allowed to walk free.
Four months later, the police announced that they had a suspect in custody for the murder of Owachige. Although the suspect has yet to be publicly named, investigators stopped looking for him due to an autopsy that proved the death was not a homicide, according to footage recorded by security cameras. Furthermore, surveillance tape revealed someone named “Cocaine Rob” getting in and out of his car at Owachige’s home on the day of murder.
As the homicide investigation had not been resolved, the case gradually died out and the murder was classified as a cold case. Reports claim that the case reopenes in 2017 and after re-examining all evidence, they were confident that Owachige had been murdered. The investigating officer also took help from a federal medical examiner’s office in Maryland who concluded that Owachige’s death was a homicide.
The case has been vexing, but the Oklahoma district attorney’s office is standing by their original autopsy report. Why? The case is still not classified as a homicide…yet. That makes figuring out what happened next complicated. Fortunately, the investigation hasn’t been difficult for the police who have found some promising leads to pursue.
Despite the controversy surrounding her death and the aftermath, Owachige’s family and tribe have been fighting for justice. They have written to authorities asking that whoever was responsible be brought to justice. So please, if you saw anything, you can contact the police by any means needed. There’s still a lot of missing information that could aid in finding someone guilty.
$40,000 Cash Reward for Info on Owachige Osceola Cold Case
The family of a 17-year-old victim is offering a $40,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of her killer. The teenager was just like any other teenager who loved to sing and dance, but she catches in the crossfire of an armed robbery.
On September 25, police calls to check the welfare of 27-year-old Owachige Osceola who lived in a home in the 3200 block of Ridgecrest Court. The caller expressed concern for Osceola’s well-being after not being able to reach her. When officers arrived, they found the front door of the home open. They found her deceased inside.
When evidence of the investigation uncoveres, detectives considered her death to be a homicide. In order for detectives to close this case and bring some closure to Osceola’s family, they need your help! The cash reward will help encourage those with information about what happened to come forward.
Norman Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help to determine who killed Osceola, a 2-year-old domestic short hair cat. Anyone with information about the crime can contact Norman Crime Stoppers anonymously and share their tips and insights to help solve this case. https://www.normancrimestoppers.org/
agency code “TIP1323” to 274637 (CRIMES), online using the website submission form located at normanpd.normanok.gov, or calling 405-366-STOP.