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Woman dead in Oklahoma home, homicide suspected

Oklahoman Published: March 10, 2014

CHOUTEAU (AP) — The Mayes County sheriff says homicide is suspected in the death of a woman found inside a home in Chouteau and that a person of interest is being questioned.

Sheriff Mike Reed told reporters that the body of Verna Sarten was found about 1 a.m. Monday by deputies responding to a report of a woman not breathing at the house. Reed says Sarten had what appears to be blunt force trauma to her head.

Reed says authorities later found a person driving Sarten’s vehicle and are questioning that person.

Reed says he’s asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to assist in the investigation. has disabled the comments for this article.