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December 11, 2011

Guthrie man found slain

GUTHRIE (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said the death of a Guthrie man found in his home has been ruled a homicide.

The OSBI said that Guthrie police requested assistance after the body of Francis Maurice Byrd was found Saturday.

The state Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death a homicide, the bureau said. The cause of death was not released.

Police found the body after being asked by Byrd's family to check on him because he had missed a family gathering.

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