McClain County sheriff releases name of woman found dead in Cole home

Rachelle Flowers, 24, was found dead in a bedroom of a McClain County residence with the windows shut and the propane on, authorities said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm •  Published: April 10, 2014

The name of a woman found dead inside a home with all the windows shut and the propane on has been released.

Rachelle Flowers, 24, was discovered by two McClain County deputies about 3 p.m. Wednesday after they noticed a pickup with its doors wide open outside a residence and a strong odor of propane coming from inside, McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett said. The deputies also found a woman’s purse and a cellphone in the pickup.

Detectives believe Flowers had been living in Cole about two years and had family ties in northeast Oklahoma. She was carrying a Texas driver’s license with a Fort Worth address, Hewett said.

Detectives and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating. The death is considered “very suspicious” due to physical evidence found inside the home, Hewett said.

Cause of death will be determined by the state medical examiner. has disabled the comments for this article.