Woman arrested on murder complaint Tuesday in Oklahoma City

Edie Michelle Johnson, 50, was arrested Tuesday on a murder complaint in the 2011 slaying of Javier Escarcega, 46.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: April 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm •  Published: April 24, 2012

Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman Tuesday in the slaying of a man last summer.

Edie Michelle Johnson, 50, is being held at the Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of murder, according to a news release issued by the sheriff's department.

She is accused in the death of Javier Escarcega, 46, who police identified as a transient.

Police found Escarcega's body Aug. 20 behind a building in the 1300 block of W Reno Avenue, according to a police incident report.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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