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Jessica Brown
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06/23/09                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Elk City PD Needs Help Identifying Murder Victim

The Elk City Police Department needs the public’s 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 at the scene took several photographs of the victim and enlisted OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt to do a soft tissue reconstruction from those photographs. Detectives believe the woman had been in the water for several hours. And from the condition of the body, they have determined she is a victim of homicide.

The Caucasian woman is thought to be in her mid 30’s. She is about 5’5” tall, weighs approximately 140 lbs, 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.

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