Police identify body found in Edmond; identity of woman found in Oklahoma City is unknown

Police have identified one of two bodies found Monday in the Oklahoma City metro area. A woman was found dead near downtown in a storm drain in Oklahoma City and a man was found behind a church in Edmond Monday night.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm •  Published: November 5, 2013
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Police in Edmond have identified the body of a man found behind a church Monday night, and police in Oklahoma City are investigating the discovery of a woman's body found near downtown.

The body of Bob Pansze, 72, of Edmond, was found behind St. Monica Catholic Church, 2001 N Western Ave., on Monday evening, the state medical examiner's office reported. A cause of death has not been determined, medical examiner's spokeswoman Amy Elliott said. Pansze was a special education teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Oklahoma City. The death is not suspicious in nature, Edmond police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said.

Also Monday, a woman's body was found in the morning hours near downtown Oklahoma City. She had not been identified as of Tuesday evening.

Workers reported a foul smell at 101 S McKinley Ave., and searchers found the woman's body in a storm drain about 8:50 a.m. She is described as white and was clothed, Elliott said.

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