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Search warrant sealed in Anadarko slaying

BY RON JACKSON Modified: September 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm •  Published: September 24, 2009
ANADARKO — A search warrant served in connection with the investigation of the gruesome killing of Oklahoma City pastor the Rev. Carol Daniels has been sealed by order of Caddo County Special Judge David A. Stephens, court clerk Opal Finch said Wednesday.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown declined to say when the search warrant was filed or what agents searched. The agency has been reluctant to release information about the Aug. 23 slaying, which produced a grisly crime scene one source described as "bone-chilling” and "spooky.”

Sources close to the investigation told The Oklahoman last month an Anadarko police officer found her nude in what appeared to be a "crucifix position” behind the altar at the Christ Holy Sanctified Church. Sources also said the killer or killers used a dissolving spray on the body, took the pastor’s clothes and left behind a massive amount of blood.

A state medical examiner’s autopsy revealed that Daniels suffered gaping cuts to the throat, left breast and back. The report also noted cuts to the pastor’s hands – evidence that she likely fought her attacker.

No arrests have been made.

Crime scene investigators removed the church’s back door, which opens into a narrow alley to the south. It is through that door Anadarko police officer Ashley Burrus entered the church at 12:02 p. Ongoing coverage: Anadarko church killing has disabled the comments for this article.

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