, Muskogee, OK

Local News

November 7, 2013

McIntosh County woman's death under investigation

McIntosh County and state law enforcers are investigating the death of a woman who was found Thursday in her home by a relative.

Sheriff Kevin Ledbetter said details about the woman’s death remained sketchy Thursday night and stopped short of describing the woman’s death as a homicide.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigators, however, were called in to process the scene.

“We’ve got a body out there on Texanna Road, but at this time we are all scattered out and haven’t had time to regroup,” Ledbetter said. “It was a female at her residence — one of the relatives discovered the body at her home.”

Ledbetter said he needed to confirm proper notification of the woman’s death was made before he would release her name. He also withheld details regarding the nature of any obvious injuries until investigators had a chance to meet and discuss their findings.

The discovery of the woman’s body was reported to the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office at 1:13 p.m. Thursday. OSBI crime scene investigators remained on the scene into the evening Thursday.

Ledbetter said investigators also were checking out leads at a secondary site during their search for evidence, but he declined to elaborate.

Reach D.E. Smoot at (918) 684-2901 or

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.