Oklahoma man charged with murder in 1988 cold case

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - August 19, 2017 9:56 am

Oklahoma man charged with murder in 1988 cold case
(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma man has been indicted in the death of a woman whose remains were discovered in a river in the northeast part of the state almost 30 years ago.
The Oklahoman reports that on Thursday, the state’s multicounty grand jury charged 55-year-old James Ray Vogel of Muskogee with first-degree murder in the 1988 death of 31-year-old Jeanette Ellen Coleman.
Vogel was arrested Friday and is being held in the Cherokee County jail. Attorney information for Vogel isn’t available.
Fishermen discovered Coleman’s remains in the Neosho River below the Fort Gibson Dam in Cherokee County on May 7, 1988. Investigators concluded she had drowned after being thrown in the water while tied to a 28-pound cement block.
Her identity wasn’t determined until 2015.

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