Chandler DHS Child Welfare Worker Commits Suicide, Police Continue To Investigate

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 5:45 pm
By: News 9

CHANDLER, Oklahoma -- Chandler police are investigating the death of an Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) worker, Donald Wheeler.

Wednesday morning, police received a 911 call from a family friend of Wheeler's. He reported that he had found Wheeler's body on the other side of the barb wire fence, in the wooded areas near the baseball camp.

The child welfare worker was one of four DHS employees put on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of the Serenity Deal case.

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Wheeler also worked on the Kelsey Briggs case.

Police listed Wheeler's death as a suicide and are still investigating this case.

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