The state Medical Examiner’s Office released the manner and cause of death for two bodies found in water in March.

Teenagers found the body of Richard Lee Crosson, 45, on a sandbar in the Arkansas River in south Tulsa on March 13.

The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Crosson’s death as an accident probably caused by drowning, methamphetamine intoxication and a heart condition caused by high blood pressure.

Crosson was transient and was reported missing in February, though he was last seen in December, a spokesman for the Police Department said then.

On March 19, children playing in an east Tulsa retention pond found the body of Lerenzo Price, 23.

The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Price’s death as a suicide probably caused by drowning.

Price left the home he shared with his girlfriend for the store March 15, but he left his cellphone and debit card behind and never returned.

Price’s toxicology report returned negative.


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