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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


02/19/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Investigates Wagoner County Homicide


The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office has requested OSBI assistance on a homicide investigation in Coweta.  Arthur Burney (d.o.b. 05-29-57) was found dead by his wife last night at approximately 8:30 (2/18) inside their barn.  Burney's wife called 911 for help.  An autopsy by the medical examiner's office reveals Burney died of a gunshot wound.  OSBI is not releasing at this time where the shot was located on the body.  The Burney's home is located at 16635 S. 233 E. Avenue.  The barn where the murder victim was found sits approximately 50 yards from the home.  If you have any information on this murder, please contact OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.