Cause Of Death Ruled In 5-Year-Old OKC Murder Victim - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Cause Of Death Ruled In 5-Year-Old OKC Murder Victim

Posted: Updated:
Serenity Deal Serenity Deal

Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Medical Examiner's office has determined a cause of death and ruled 5-year-old Serenity Deal's death a homicide.

Cherokee Ballard with the Medical Examiner's Office says the cause of death was acute closed head injury.

The autopsy report also lists multiple blunt force injuries as other significant medical condition leading to the cause of death.

Search warrants reveal the primary crime scene was located at the Comfort Inn at 7601 C.A. Henderson Blvd in Oklahoma City. Serenity's biological father, Sean Brooks, worked as the night manager at the hotel and has been charged with beating and killing her.

The search warrant states one of the maids had gone into room #324 and found blood in the room, on the third floor door handle leading to the west hallway of the hotel and on the railing on the third floor.

Detectives also found blood on the door handle of the first floor. It was also determined bed sheets from the hotel room had been removed from the room and have not been recovered. It is believed these sheets were used to conceal and transport the body of the little girl from the hotel to the suspects car and back to his apartment.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.