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4th Anniversary of Pastor Murder

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Anadarko, Ok_Friday marks the 4th anniversary of the brutal murder of Pastor Carol Daniels at her own church in Anadarko.

Daniels had made the trip from her home in Oklahoma City to Anadarko every Sunday for her service at Christ Holy Sanctified Church.  It was on a Sunday morning that someone discovered her body. She'd been stabbed, stripped, and her body arranged in what appeared to be in a "crucifix position."

The church has now been torn down but a memorial stands.  However, the killer remains a mystery.   No arrests have been made and police have few leads.

One Anadarko resident remembered Pastor Daniels for her kindness and generosity.  He had been cast out of his house for the day after an argument and had no money or food.  That's when he met Daniels and witnessed her generosity first hand.

"We went down to the 'step and fetch' because we was all hungry at the church, there was 7 of us all there.  Then we all ate dinner, ate the chicken and stuff, ate the chicken and that was good," he said.

Still not having a place to go, Pastor Daniels showed her generosity one more time by helping him find a place to stay for the night.  "She gave me $20 to get a motel room," he added.  "It made me feel good.  It made me know that she was God's people.  She was a very nice lady."

He never figured he would one day be walking down the street and see the unthinkable.  He said the streets were taped off and police all down the block.  He was even waved to go down a different road by an officer.  Only to later find out from a friend what had happened.

"Then I went and seen my friend and she said, 'you hear about that pastor?' I said, 'no, what they doing down there?' She said, 'somebody murdered her.'"

The church has been razed but the memorial stands so that Pastor Daniels' impact will always be remembered. 

The OSBI announced Friday that they have assigned another special investigator to the murder.  He joined the bureau a year ago to handle cold cases like this.  He has since resolved two other cases and developed strong leads in other cases, as well.

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