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Medical examiner says northwest Oklahoma City woman was beaten to death

Julie Mitchell, a northwest Oklahoma City mother whose body was found Tuesday in her house, was beaten to death, the state medical examiner says.
BY BOB DOUCETTE AND ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: November 6, 2010 at 12:06 am •  Published: November 5, 2010

Police asked that details of the letter provided to the media not be released.

"The letter had things they (detectives) were already aware of, but some of it had things that our investigators will check out," Wardlow said.

Mitchell's husband, Teddy Mitchell, 56, was out of town at the time of her death, one of his sons said.

Police said Teddy Mitchell is known to be involved in illegal gambling, and his online profile on an Internet gambling site mentions poker tournaments in which he competed.

Police have learned Teddy Mitchell is a bookie, someone who illegally collects bets on sporting events, authorities told The Oklahoman. has disabled the comments for this article.