Oklahoma state news briefs for March 30, 2013

Oklahoma state news briefs for March 30
From Staff and Wire reports Published: March 30, 2013
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IN BRIEF

NORMAN

DNA tested

in 1989 slaying

Police in Norman say they've collected DNA samples from a man suspected of killing a woman in her home more than 20 years ago. Police Capt. Tom Easley says the man is a suspect in the 1989 death of Dorothy Estes, who was found dead May 8, 1989, in her home. The state medical examiner determined she had been suffocated or asphyxiated. Police say it wasn't determined whether she had been raped — but evidence was saved for the potential of future analysis. The suspect is not in custody as investigators await the results of the DNA testing by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

OKLAHOMA CITY

Copper taken from AC units

Air conditioner units at three schools were destroyed this month by thieves stealing copper, according to a police report released Friday. The damage is estimated at $750,000. The units were destroyed between March 13 and 18 at Moon Academy, 1901 NE 13; Oklahoma Centennial, 1301 NE 101; and Classen School of Advanced Studies, 1901 N Ellison, police said. Oklahoma City School District spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said thieves go to great lengths to steal the copper from units. Copper is currently selling in Oklahoma City for nearly $3 a pound.

ADAM KEMP, STAFF WRITER