OCPD: Woman Arrested In Connection With Body Found In Trash
OKLAHOMA CITY - A woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide in southwest Oklahoma City.
Neighbor Sandy Citron says she was flying a kite in the afternoon of Sunday, May 26 when she discovered a dead body in a dumpster near Southwest 59th Street and Walker Avenue.
“You could smell it,” Citron said. “Real bad.”
The Oklahoma City Police Department said responding officers found the body of the unidentified woman, and said the woman had trauma to her body consistent with homicide.
Authorities arrested 41-year-old Deborah Paulick on one complaint of first degree murder Monday. She's being held in the Oklahoma County Jail.
The neighbor says she told police Paulick and her missing mother had been staying in an RV in front of a vacant lot next to her home.
Citron says days earlier she noticed a smell coming from the vehicle.
“They told her that it had a smell and she said it was just some bad meat,” Citron said.
The body has not yet been identified by the State Medical Examiner's Office.
“At this time, I don’t know what led up to this homicide. I don’t know what events were in place that led up to this woman being killed,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department said. “I don’t know the relationship between the two. That’s certainly something detectives are still trying to work out at this time.”
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 405-297-1200.