Monday, September 29, 2014

Bodies Sent to Medical Examiner

Sallisaw Police are awaiting the report from the state medical examiner on the cause of death of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a Sallisaw residence shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. Police Chief Terry Franklin said police are also awaiting a positive identification before releasing the names of the deceased, so that their families may be notified first.

At approximately 7:05 p.m. Sunday night, the Sallisaw Police Department received a phone call requesting a welfare check be done at a residence on Maple Street. Upon arriving at the home police officers found two deceased individuals, according to Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin. The cause of death and the victims' names have not been released at this time. However, authorities have confirmed that the victims include one female and one male. Franklin stated that the OSBI and Oklahoma State Medical Examiner have been contacted to assist. The incident is still under investigation while the bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. According to Franklin law enforcement officials feel that this is an isolated incident within this residence. By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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