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Seminole Body Found Is That Of Missing Woman, Family Says

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Deanne Stein, News9.com

SEMINOLE, Oklahoma -- The identity of the body found near Seminole Tuesday is that of missing woman, Veronica Carlson, her family said.

Wimena Hughes, Carlson's sister tells News 9 that the Seminole County Sheriff told the family on Wednesday that the body they found buried in a shallow grave was Carlson. However, the Sheriff's Department is not confirming the identity of the body at this time.

Authorities arrested Carlson's ex-boyfriend, Roger Gober, of Seminole and his fiancee, Marilee Smotherman, in connection with Carlson's disappearance.

Gober and Smotherman appeared before a judge Wednesday, but haven't been formally charged with a crime.

According to court documents, Gober admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend. Authorities discovered a woman's body Tuesday.

The family tells News 9 it's Veronica and her body will be taken to Blackwell for funeral services.

10/25/2011 Related Story: Body Found In Shallow Grave May Be Missing Seminole Woman

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