Authorities say an 80-year-old man has been found dead in an Oklahoma home.
Officers in Enid were sent to a home on Tuesday, July 18, after a report of a man “not breathing and bleeding from his head,” according to a press release.
When they arrived, they found Early Lee Ryne Jr. dead in a chair in the house, police said.
According to the police report, Ryne had a “large and deep wound” on his head that was “extensive and non-accidental,” KOCO reported.
A murder investigation has been opened, but authorities have not provided any additional details.
Reese Roth, a neighbor of the victim, said it was “kind of a shock to hear this happened,” KFOR reported.
“I can’t imagine what they would have done to receive any kind of hostility. He was very friendly,” Roth told KWTV. “They were always busy taking care of the yard and doing the yard work, you know.”
Enid is about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.