OXFORD, KAN – Body Found. Last Saturday morning, near Oxford, some boys who were gathering plums found the corpse of a man lying in the bushes near the Arkansas river. The body was partially decayed, and had evidently been laying there for several months. No pocket book or paper was found about the corpse. Foul play is apprehended. The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas. Friday, August 2, 1872. Page 2. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for Prairie Tales Media.