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Missing Arkansas Mother Was Tortured, Murdered, and Then Thrown into Oklahoma Pond: Authorities

The search for a missing Arkansas woman has ended with three men arrested in her murder. Tara Strozier, 40, was found dead Thursday, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Now, Alex Nathaniel Davis, 30, Austin Johnson, 23, and Kaelin Hutchinson, 24, are accused of either killing Strozier or interfering with the investigation. The victim was tortured, murdered, and then dumped in an Oklahoma pond, investigators said.
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Arkansas woman among two killed in Oklahoma car crash

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — A collision on the Muskogee Turnpike killed two people overnight, including an Arkansas woman. Oklahoma troopers identified the two as Betty Summers, 82, of Lavaca, and Emmanuel Lopez, 35, of Coweta. Jennifer Summers, 53, of Charleston, was taken to the hospital and admitted in poor condition. The...
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Two arrested in connection to scam targeting older Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities say they have arrested two people in connection to a scam targeting elderly Oklahomans. Last week, Oklahoma City police officials said they had learned of several scam calls targeting older Oklahomans. Officials say the scammer called the victim with detailed information about a relative of...
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Oklahoma men charged in alleged torture, murder of missing mom from Arkansas

A missing Arkansas mother of three was found dead this week in Oklahoma – where investigators say they believe she was tortured, murdered and left weighted down in a pond. Three men have been arrested in connection with the death of Tara Strozier, a 40-year-old from Fort Smith, Arkansas, who was last seen alive about 20 miles away across state lines in Cameron, Oklahoma, on July 17, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.
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Body of Okla. Teen Missing Since 2018 Is Found Decomposed in a Basement, Homeowner Says He Had No Idea

Police in Norman, Okla., are investigating the death of a teenager whose decomposed body was found in a basement near the University of Oklahoma campus. Margarita "Maggie" Sandoval was 19 years old when she vanished in 2018, and some family members wondered what had happened to her. "We knew something was wrong when she stopped calling my mom," Taylor Hearon, Sandoval's sister, told Local News 9.
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Oklahoma family looking for answers one year after teen’s murder

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – For almost a year, an Oklahoma family has been searching for answers after their loved one was gunned down at a local apartment complex. In September of 2020, officers were called to the Midwest Territory Apartments after residents heard gunshots in the area. When investigators...
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2 arrested in bail bonds scam targeting elderly Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Two people have been arrested in a scam targeting the elderly by requesting bail for family members. Oklahoma City Police say the scammers would call their victims and give false information about one of their relatives being arrested and in jail. The scammers then told the...
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State unravels massive fraud in Oklahoma unemployment claims

Throughout the pandemic, fraudsters, hackers and thieves have stolen what could easily exceed a half-a-billion state and federal dollars meant to be used as unemployment assistance for Oklahomans. It is believed to be the largest theft of public money in Oklahoma state history. Government agencies, including Oklahoma's Employment Security Commission...
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Two people killed in crash on the Muskogee Turnpike

UPDATE: Oklahoma State Troopers have released new details involving Monday morning’s deadly crash. Four cars were involved in the crash, which happened just before 1 a.m. 35-year-old Emmanuel Lopez and 82-year-old Betty Summers died at the scene. Lopez was driving a Dodge truck and Summers was a passenger in a sedan. Three other drivers were involved. One suffered major injuries, two others were not hurt.
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Body of missing Arkansas woman found in Oklahoma pond

ROCK ISLAND, Okla. (AP) – The body of a woman reported missing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been found in a pond in eastern Oklahoma and three men were arrested in connection with her death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The body of Tara Strozier, 40, was...
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Oklahoma woman arrested after commenting on police’s ‘most wanted’ Facebook post about her, authorities say

An Oklahoma woman was arrested on Thursday after commenting on a police department’s Facebook post about her being an accessory to murder, authorities said. Every week, the Tulsa Police Department posts on Facebook about their “Most Wanted” person of the week. Authorities were asking the public to help locate Lorraine Graves after detectives suspected she was involved in the March 13 killing of Eric Graves, 30.