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Police receive leads about Oklahoma City pastor’s slaying

RON JACKSON Modified: August 28, 2009 at 10:22 am •  Published: August 28, 2009
ANADARKO — Investigators interviewed a woman Thursday about a break-in at a house she owns next to the Christ Holy Sanctified Church, where the Rev. Carol Daniels was killed Sunday morning.

Alicia Theif told The Oklahoman the break-in happened last month.

"We own the lots next door to the church,” Theif said while waiting to speak to investigators at the Anadarko Police Department. "I thought it might have something to do with the murder.”

Tips such as Theif’s have been flowing into the police station since Daniels’ cut and bloodied body was found Sunday around noon, police Capt. Dwaine Miller said. The 18-year veteran of the Anadarko police force said he has personally fielded "about eight tips a day” since Sunday’s homicide.

"We’re tracking down every lead,” Miller said. "I want the public to know we’re doing everything we can to solve this crime. Right now we’re just looking at a lot of information – any information. We have no suspects. We have no idea who did this.

"We’ve canvassed the neighborhood. We’ve talked to a lot of people, but we have not physically detained anyone and brought them in for questioning.”

One of the best pieces of evidence might be video surveillance of the area captured between 10 a.m. and noon — the window of time in which Daniels was killed, Caddo County District Attorney Bret Burns said. View/sign guestbook for Rev. Carol Daniels has disabled the comments for this article.