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Lawton Police Asking For Tips In First 2013 Homicide

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LAWTON Okla_ Police are no longer guarding the house where Sarah McCoy was found shot to death over a week ago.

Police preserved the crime scene for an unusually lengthy amount of time: just one day shy of a week. They said the delay was necessary while waiting for Sarah's family to do a walk through to identify possible evidence or anything that seemed out of place or missing. They have made no arrests and would not give 7News any specifics regarding possible suspects.

Police did say, however, that the gap in the timeline leading to Sarah's death has been narrowed down. What happened inside the home the day Sarah was killed remains a mystery.

For nearly a week patrol cars, officers and crime tape surrounded Sarah's home. Lawton Police Lieutenant Larry LaFrance said they had good reason to take their time investigating the scene.

"As the investigation progressed, different points of interests came to light," LaFrance said. "Then, we'd go back and check it."

LaFrance said investigators are working around the clock in hopes of putting McCoy's killer behind bars.

"The two lead investigators and I probably acquired in the neighborhood of 60 to 70 hours of overtime each," LaFrance said.

He said police would continue to work tirelessly until McCoy's killer is found. He said that amount of overtime is what they normally average in any homicide investigation, as long as leads come in that need to be checked into.

He said while tips continue to come in, they have started to slow down. He said they are encouraging anyone with any information to call police.

If you have any information, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously at (580) 355-INFO or text the word "bust" to the number 274637, along with your tip.   

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