Authorities report death of woman in Chouteau, Oklahoma

Law officers are investigating a homicide in Chouteau. A woman was found dead early Monday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 11, 2014
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Law officers are investigating the death of a woman found dead inside a home early Monday.

Mayes County Sheriff Mike Reed reported the body of Verna Sarten, 50, was found about 1 a.m. by deputies responding to a report of a woman not breathing.

Reed said Sarten had what appears to be blunt force trauma to her head. A spokeswoman for the state medical examiner’s office said the cause and manner of her death have not been determined.

Reed said authorities located a person driving Sarten’s vehicle and were questioning the person. He said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been requested to assist in the investigation.


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