No utility service at house where two died

Ponca City Now - January 15, 2015 9:30 am

A home where two people were found dead on Wednesday had no utility service, Ponca City Police confirmed through their investigation.

Police officials also spoke with the owner of the property, who told them he believed the home was vacant, according to spokeswoman Sherry Bowers.

A call about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday reporting a death led to the discovery of the bodies of 28-year-old Cody Branch and 24-year-old Autumn Wooten within the residence.

The initial investigation revealed a gas generator was inside the home and may have been used to power a portable heater.

An investigator with the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that there were no obvious signs of trauma. Police will await autopsy results from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office to determine the exact cause of the deaths.


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