Anniversary of Anadarko pastor's slaying comes with few leads

A year after the Rev. Carol Daniels was slain, there have been no arrests. Authorities say they are hoping for a break in the case.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: August 23, 2010 at 7:21 am •  Published: August 23, 2010

"I'm still hoping they find whoever did it," she said. "This will be particularly hard now (to solve) because it has been a year."

Florence said he thinks the case will be solved.

"We firmly believe there is somebody who has some information about this case," Florence said.

Daniels' body was mutilated in a manner that some investigators said appeared to be a ritualistic killing. The body appeared to have been left in the form of a cross with both arms outstretched. The killer took Daniels' clothes and sprayed a dissolving chemical around the body that can destroy DNA evidence.

The Rev. Ezra Randall said funds are being raised for a permanent memorial at the site of the former church.

Randall, pastor of Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Elk City, said the fears people had about going to church in the days after the brutal killing have subsided. People in the church community and those who knew Daniels seem to be recovering, he said.

"They are coping," Randall said. "I think everyone seems to be getting on with their lives. They're healing."

Dunlap said she does not think her daughter died in vain.

"I just hope people will live the life that Carol did and turn to Christ," she said. "Good can come from something terrible happening." has disabled the comments for this article.

How to Help
State investigators said there is a $15,000 reward offered for information in the slaying of the Rev. Carol Daniels at her small church in Anadarko. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at (800) 522-8017.

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