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Oklahoma City police seek clues in slaying 10 years ago

August 8, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City hope the 10th anniversary of a businessman’s death will produce clues leading to the arrest of a suspect.

Inspector Cris Cunningham said Thursday that police are searching for now 43-year-old Noel Fuentes. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 8, 2009, stabbing death of 49-year-old Dwight Patrick in southwest Oklahoma City.

Cunningham says Fuentes has family and friends in the Baja California, Mexico, area.

Cunningham says Fuentes was an employee of Patrick, who owned Patrick Plumbing. The victim was last seen alive with Fuentes before being found stabbed to death inside a company-owned vehicle.

Cunningham says a motive for the slaying was unclear and that Patrick’s friends and family described them as having a “father-son type relationship.”

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