Sisters testify they saw Cheyenne Wolf abused before she died

Additional child abuse charges were lodged against a Bokchito woman accused of carrying a child's remains across the country in plastic tubs.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: November 11, 2010
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Trial awaits mom in girl's death

A Bryan County judge added two counts of child abuse to charges already filed on Denise Wolf after her stepdaughters testified Wednesday they saw her abuse their now-deceased sister.

Wolf, 42, of Bokchito, will go to trial as a result of Wednesday's preliminary hearing. She had been charged in Bryan County with enabling child abuse, child abuse by neglect and unlawful removal of a body.

Cheyenne Wolf, 12, who had spina bifida, wore leg braces and was incontinent, was routinely beaten and tied to a chair and bed by Denise Wolf and after Cheyenne died, her remains were carried across the country in tubs, District Attorney Emily Redman alleges.

Cheyenne Wolf's father, Able Wolf, is charged with enabling child abuse, child abuse by neglect and unlawful removal of a body. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing, Redman said.

The sisters testified during most of the four-hour hearing. Denise Wolf did not testify, Redman said.

Denise and Able Wolf remain in jail in lieu of $1.25 million bail each.

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office and the Umatilla County medical examiner in Oregon ruled the cause and manner of death as unknown.

Redman said Cheyenne's sisters are in the custody of the state Department of Human Services.

SHEILA STOGSDILL, STATE CORRESPONDENT


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