CHOUTEAU — 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.