Missing, Presumed Dead Woman's Belongings Discovered In SW OKC Storage Unit

Wednesday, October 21st 2020, 6:29 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


An Oklahoma City man charged with first-degree murder is on trial this week, but the victim's body and a weapon has never been found.

The southwest Oklahoma City apartment Susan Freehauf, 52, shared with David Shores, 50, was nearly empty when she was reported missing in 2018.

Investigators found most of Freehauf’s belongings in a southwest Oklahoma City storage unit.

As family and friends have testified in court Freehauf had no plans of moving. She had recently relocated from Florida to Oklahoma City for her dream job with United Airlines.

Shores was seen on camera in September 2018 paying for a storage unit three days before Freehauf was reported missing. A crime scene investigator testified the storage unit was completely full. Police found bags of women's clothing, toiletries, boxes of Disney World memorabilia, mail, jewelry and personal papers that belonged to Freehauf. They also collected cleaning products and a basket of wet clothes and bathroom rugs. The items were tested and came back positive for traces of blood.

Police did not find a gun but recovered a knife and said there was a large number of tools in the storage.

Investigators also processed Freehauf's car. Shores was driving the victim’s car when he was arrested. Police located faint traces of blood in the car.

Jurors heard from one of the victim's daughters. She told the court her mother was looking forward to meeting her newest grandchild who was born in July 2018 and the family's yearly trip to Disney World that they took in October.

A local bartender and several restaurant employees took the stand. They all testified to seeing Shores just before Freehauf went missing. They said he acted unusual, agitated and told them conflicting stories about Freehauf's whereabouts.

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