The Woodward News

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July 31, 2013

Investigation remains open

Woodward, Okla. — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials say no charges have been filed in an ongoing investigation regarding the death of 18-year-old Kolby Bowers.

Bowers, of Mooreland, died early Sunday morning while he was attending a party on private property north of Fargo in Ellis County.

"No charges have been filed at this time," OSBI Public Information Officer Jessica Brown said. "But it is still an open and very new investigation and we have many questions that still need answers."

Bowers was pronounced dead while at Woodward Regional Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning, after he had been at a party, which took place in the "direct area of County Road 42," Brown said.

OSBI agents Monday, were still questioning party goers and according to Brown, still have several interviews to complete.

Brown said no names of anyone being questioned have been released.

A preliminary autopsy report performed by the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office indicated that Bowers "likely did not die as a result of a homicide."

According to OME Public Information Officer Amy Elliot, as of Tuesday, Bowers case is awaiting toxicology results, which could take anywhere from two weeks to four months.

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