Naked Man Breaks into West Plains Home, Dies in Bizarre Incident

FEBRUARY 19, 2007 - Posted at 11:23 a.m. CST

WEST PLAINS, MO - Police in West Plains are investigating a bizarre incident that occured Saturday afternoon in Howell County.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to an apartment at 405 East Maple Street (#6) after a report of "an unwanted naked male subject that had broken a window to the residence" and entered the building.  Upon arrival, officers found an injured man lying on the bedroom floor.  Officers began administering first aid to the man, who was then transported by ambulance to the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.  The man, eventually identified as 25-year-old Brian Reed, died at the hospital.

Police say Reed apparently died from stab wounds to the neck and chest that "he sustained during an altercation between him and the resident of 405 East Maple Street #6," according to Detective Shawn Rhoads of the West Plains PD.  Rhoads also said that officers found Reed's clothes and wallet in apartment #7 of the same address.  Two residents of apartment #7 were questioned about the incident, but no arrests have yet been made.