Incident report released in Oklahoma City woman's killing

The Oklahoma City police incident report for Julie Mitchell was released Monday. The body of Mitchell, 34, was found Nov. 2 inside her northwest Oklahoma City home.
BY MATT DINGER Modified: November 9, 2010 at 11:23 am •  Published: November 9, 2010
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An incident report written by an officer who was at least the third police officer to arrive at the scene of a beating death was released Monday by Oklahoma City police.

The officer was sent Nov. 2 to the home of Julie Mitchell, 34, of 640 NW 150, who the medical examiner said died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head. The officer did not go inside the house and did not conduct any interviews.

Reports from officers who went in the house and investigated were labeled as "supplemental" and not released.

No arrests have been made in connection with Mitchell's death. She was married to Teddy Mitchell, 56, and was the stepmother of his three grown sons and the mother of a 1-year-old girl.

One of the stepsons, whose name was not released, called 911 about 10:20 p.m. after finding the body. The officer wrote in the report released Monday that the 911 caller said "Mom shot herself."

Investigators later determined the death was not a suicide.

The incident report states that firefighters already were inside the home when the officer arrived. The officer wrote that he ran crime scene tape around the perimeter of the property and prevented a student with the Emergency Medical Services Authority from entering the home. He also conducted a sweep of the back of the house and secured the north side of the property.

The officer said he did not enter the home because an officer already inside said he thought Mitchell was the only person in the house, and he believed her to be deceased.

Reports from the officers who went inside the house, a police lieutenant and the watch commander, are considered supplemental and are not public record, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said Monday.

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