Friday, October 10, 2014

ME Preliminary Report Suggests, Murder-Suicide

The state medical examiner reported to Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin on Wednesday that the causes of death of two people in Sallisaw were most likely murder and suicide, and that is a preliminary report. The medical examiner reported to KXMX that, "Vince Raynor, 47, died on Sept. 28, and the cause and manner of death are pending. Katie Waggle, 34, also died on Sept. 28, and the cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries. The manner of death is homicide." 

On Sept. 28 Sallisaw police were asked to do a welfare check on Rayner and Waggle. Police found the two dead at a residence at 108 S. Maple. Franklin said in a prepared press release that detectives responded to the scene along with an OSBI crime scene technician and an investigator with the state medical examiner's office. The medical examiner's office took possession of the bodies, which were transported to Tulsa for autopsy. Detectives continued the investigation collecting additional evidence, Franklin said. The following day the medical examiner notified police with positive identifications of the two. They also reported Waggle's cause of death was ruled a homicide by sharp force trauma and that Raynor's cause of death was suspected suicide, however, the medical examiner has not made an official ruling. Franklin said, "At this point, the investigation and the evidence in this case support those findings. The department is still waiting on the state medical examiner's office to release the official reports on both causes of death." By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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