Elk City Seeks Public Help Identifying Murder Victim


Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 1:22 pm
By: News 9


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ELK CITY, Oklahoma -- The Elk City Police Department needs public help indentifying a woman found dead in Elk City Lake Monday afternoon.

Several people fishing on the lake on the south edge of the city discovered the woman and called police.

Detectives believe the woman had been in the water for several hours. Detectives have determined from the condition of the body, the woman is a victim of homicide.

The Caucasian woman is thought to be in her mid 30's, about 5'5" tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, and has shoulder-length brown hair. She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her lower back. The woman was wearing a wedding ring on her left hand that had three small stones that appeared to be diamonds.

The victim's body is at the medical examiner's office in Oklahoma City for an autopsy.

If anyone recognizes the woman, please contact the Elk City Police Department at 580-225-1212.