Jagosh said these are the city's first homicides since 2006 when Emmanuel Thompson, a 48-year-old physical education teacher and soccer coach at Classen School of Advanced Studies, was found in the trunk of a Mercedes-Benz. His son pleaded guilty to killing him with an ax and putting his body in a home freezer.
The neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said she awoke Friday to her mother knocking on her door in fear she had been the person killed. The neighbor said she was shocked to hear about the incident because the neighborhood is usually friendly and quiet.
She described Stokke as a pleasant woman. The house where Stokke and others lived is busy with a lot of people coming and going, but they are good neighbors, she said.
Stokke's father and aunt declined to talk about their loved one and her death but said a memorial fund in Stokke's name has been set up through Bank of Oklahoma. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 24128, Oklahoma City, OK 73124. The bank contact is Phanh Ngo at the branch at Britton Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.