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Police looking into death
By: Jane Glenn Cannon, Transcript Staff Writer October 16, 2000
At press time Sunday night, Norman police detectives were investigating the "suspicious death" of a 20-year-old Norman man earlier in the afternoon.
At press time Sunday night, Norman police detectives were investigating the "suspicious death" of a 20-year-old Norman man earlier in the afternoon.


Jacob Daniel Duroy, 20, was brought into the Norman Regional Hospital emergency room in "full cardiac arrest" at about 2:20 p.m., Detective Don Blake said.


Blake said he and Detective Steve Lucas were called in to investigate the man's death "because no one really knows why he died yet. We're not sure what happened...there are circumstances that raise questions."


The detective added, "I guess at this point I'd just call it a suspicious death."


He said the two who brought the man to the emergency room said they were at a house in the 1200 block of Dakota when Duroy got sick and went into a seizure.


The department's technical investigator, Officer Bill May, was at that residence still investigating at 10 p.m. Meanwhile, at least three people had been questioned at the police station by Blake and Lucas.


Blake said the three people's accounts of circumstances surrounding Duroy's death "conflicted" in some of their details.


Duroy's body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy, he added.


Blake said more than three people may be questioned in the ongoing investigation.


"We're not clear on how many people were at the (Dakota Street) residence," he said. "We're still in the middle of this just now, asking questions and trying to determine what happened."


Jane Glenn Cannon covers police and the courts. She can be reached at 366-3538.

©The Norman Transcript 2000