Oxford Police reports include missing person and suicide


Last week, Oxford police’s weekly media report stated officers responded to calls regarding thefts of property, destruction of property, identity fraud, suicide, and recovered property.

Officers met with a person reporting a missing juvenile around 7 p.m. Oct. 24. The juvenile was located soon after and returned home safely.  

A painted door, fire pit and wooden high-top table were reported stolen from the porch and backyard of a South Main Street residence Oct. 25. There are no suspects at this time.

Officers responded to a suicide of a 54-year-old man Oct. 24. The man was pronounced dead on scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His father, 74, called police dispatch when he found him in the living room of his apartment on North Campus Avenue. He told police that the victim, who had mental health issues, came to Oxford a few days prior to help his father move.

Around 5 p.m. Oct. 30, police recovered an apparently abandoned handgun from outside a Bishop Street residence. The two residents of the property had been searching their front yard for a missing necklace when one of them discovered the gun in a basement window well and called police. The handgun was taken back to the station for cleaning to uncover the serial number. Based on the serial number, the handgun appears to have been stolen from Fairfield Township.