Authorities Look For More Evidence In 2006 Stephens Co. Homicide Case

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:11 am
By: News 9

Authorities are searching for more evidence in the death of a woman whose remains were found in Stephens County, Oklahoma, back in 2006.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, in July, 2006, skeletal remains were found on a rural property in the area of Bailey Road and Sandhill Road in Bray. DNA testing confirmed the remains are those of 55-year-old Rose Bagley of Lindsey.

Bagley was reported missing by family members in May, 2006. The Stephens County Sheriff's office requested OSBI agents' help in the investigation.

According to the OSBI, investigators spent the next few years running leads. Due to drought conditions, more remains were discovered this March in an area pond. This evidence, authorities said, could prove crucial to the investigation.

Agents have drained that pond to search for evidence in the case. Numerous OSBI agents, Stephens County Sheriff Office deputies, a forensic anthropologist with the Medical Examiner's Office, and an archaeologist with OU's Crime Scene Archaeology Recovery Group will spend several days in the area where Bagley's remains were discovered.

The dig will begin Wednesday morning.