McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 8, 2013

2 men found dead in tent in north Tulsa

From submitted reports
Associated Press

TULSA — Authorities say two men have been found dead in a tent in north Tulsa.

Police say the men were found dead Wednesday night near Pine Street and U.S. 75. Authorities say they believe both men were homeless.

Police say the two men apparently lit a candle in their tent to stay warm. Police tell Tulsa television station KOTV that the tent was sealed and that the men may have asphyxiated.

Names of the men have not yet been released. Authorities say the deaths don't appear to be suspicious.