Norman Police Investigate Suspicious Death

Photo of Person of Interest James Brueggart James Brueggart

The Norman Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate two persons of interest in an ongoing suspicious death investigation.

Investigators are currently looking for 28-year-old James Brueggert (DOB: 7/28/1992) and 30-year-old Skyler Branton (DOB: 04/16/1990) as they are believed to be the last people to see 21-year-old Leanna Rae Ball on October 16 in Norman. 

Ball was in danger due to her history of drug use, and investigators believe Brueggert and Branton likely have information regarding her death.

Norman police ask that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of James Bruggert or Skylar Branton or about the death of Leanna Ball immediately contact Detective Cook at 405-253-8046 or submit an anonymous tip via Norman Crime Stoppers by phone at 405-366-STOP (7867) or online at

This case is currently under investigation by the NPD Criminal Investigations Division.  


Photo of Person of Interest Skyler Branton Skyler Branton