UPDATE: Dead Oxford robbery suspect ID'd

This is still a developing story.

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 4:10 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 1:56 PM

Update 12/03/18 1:52 p.m.

Joey Miller with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation identifies the deceased as Larry Patterson.

He hopes to have more information soon.

Update 12/1/18 11:00 pm 

Law enforcement have not released the name of the accused robbery suspect found dead Friday by Oxford police. 

WTVA has called the Lafayette County coroner who advised us to call the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. 

The state agency hasn't returned our phone call just yet. 

Stay tuned to WTVA for more on this developing story. 


OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) --The investigation into a strong-armed robbery in Oxford this morning ends when the suspect is found dead during a search of the area.

Oxford police officers were notified of a strong-armed robbery on Hathorn Road near the bus stop at Campus Creek Apartments.

An Oxford canine officer tracked the suspect to an area between Oxford Square Townhomes and a shopping center on West Jackson Ave.

When officers found the man, he was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead by Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy at the scene.

Oxford police say since their officers were involved in a search for the man when he was found dead, they have notified the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to review the search and discovery.

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