UPDATE: FBI says they “believe” the victim found in the Wildlife Refuge has been identified
UPDATE: The FBI has released a statement after we contacted them about the search in south Lawton this morning.
Read the statement below:
Law enforcement believes the woman who was recently found deceased in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has been identified based on tips received from the public. We would like to thank our local community for the many quick responses received. The FBI is not releasing any further information until final confirmation of the woman’s identity is complete and immediate family has been notified.
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Heavy FBI presence was seen at a home in Lawton Friday morning.
7News reporters saw FBI agents searching a home on 6th and Belmont at around 11 a.m.
The FBI is collaborating with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation to investigate a body found in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Wednesday. The agency has not officially confirmed if this search is related to that investigation.
A neighbor told 7News the woman living at the home matched a description released by the FBI, which described a woman in her mid to late 60s with dark/gray hair. A press release from the FBI said she was possibly Native American and approximately 4′11″ and 90 pounds. She may have been diabetic, and was missing right index finger and half of her right middle finger.
This is a developing story. You can count on 7News to bring you the latest updates.
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