DA Says Anadarko Church Murder Most Shocking Case of Career
ANADARKO, Oklahoma -- The murder of 61-year-old Carol Daniels is the most horrifying murder case District Attorney Bret Burns has seen in his career.
"Whoever did this is evil and has no soul," Burns said. "The facts in this case, the way this lady died, is just horrific."
The State Medical Examiner's Office concluded the autopsy and released the results Tuesday.
"The cause of death is multiple sharp force injuries and the manner of death is homicide," said the M.E.'s Spokesperson Cherokee Ballard.
Burns said investigators are releasing few details about the murder so as not to jeopardize the case.
"We're not used to seeing this type of crime in Oklahoma. It is a shocking case. It is brutal murder," Burns said.
Daniels was the pastor at Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Anadarko. Police said they have no suspects and few leads.
News9.com was told several people were going to Daniels' church on Sunday when they noticed the door to the building was locked. That's when they called police who discovered Daniels.
Burns said he contacted the Ministerial Alliance of Anadarko to organize a meeting with local pastors to discuss concerns and safety on Wednesday. It is unknown how many pastors attended the meeting, but 21 pastors were contacted.
Burns did not release any details about the meeting but said he asked everyone to be careful and diligent and on high alert. He told them if they notice anything suspicious, not to hesitate to call police.
Investigators are looking for anyone with information to step forward and will not say why Daniels may have been targeted. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the murder of 61-year-old Carol Daniels.
Anyone with information is urged to call the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.
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