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OSBI Seal  Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
 
Stan Florence
 Director  

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director
 

 

01/07/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

 

OSBI Investigates Adair County Murder/Arrest Made

At approximately 8:45 Thursday night, the body of Edgar L. Brown, 56, of Adair County was found in front of the Liberty Baptist Church in the Zion area of Adair County near Stilwell.  Brown was transported to a local hospital where he died of massive trauma to the head. The medical examiner will determine how that trauma was inflicted. The Adair County Sheriff's Office requested OSBI assistance with the investigation. Overnight, agents and deputies conducted interviews and determined Brown was carjacked.  Brown's 2008 Ford Sport-Trac was located on fire on a county road northwest of Stilwell. About 12 hours after the murder, agents and deputies arrested 18-year-old Zachary Wade of Stilwell for 1st degree murder in rural eastern Adair County. OSBI continues to investigate.

Zachary Wade Photograph