Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Murder of Owachige Osceola

Owachige Osceola (27) was found murdered in her Norman, Oklahoma apartment on September 25th, 2013. Owachige's loved ones requested a welfare check at the young mother's home after they were unable to get ahold of her. When police arrived at the home, the door was open. Inside, they found Owachige's body. Her exact cause of death remains unclear, but manner of death has been labeled as a homicide. 

Owachige was found deceased after a series of suspicious events. On September 24th, 2013, Owachige called 9-1-1 and indicated that she was in distress. The call disconnected, and when operators called back, a woman answered and said the previous call was a mistake. As a result, police were not sent to the home. That same day, a status update was posted to Owachige's Facebook page that said "Moose is trying to K.M." It is believed that K.M. is an abbreviation for "kill me". 

After Owachige's body was found, police discovered that someone had used her debit card that same day--after Owachige was already deceased. Both her debit card and cell phone were missing from the murder scene. It seems likely that whoever used Owachige's debit card is responsible for her murder. According to Owachige's friend Cassandra Mejia, Owachige received a paycheck towards the end of each month. Cassandra believes that whoever killed Owachige was aware of the impending payment and wanted that money.

Police eventually identified the man referred to as "Moose" on Owachige's Facebook. He has since been ruled out as a suspect. Owachige's ex-husband has been ruled out as well. Since then, the case has gone cold.

There is currently a $40,000 reward in place for anyone with new information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for Owachige's death. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please go here to submit a tip.

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