Teen arrested in Vinita woman’s death

Ponca City Now - August 22, 2016 2:59 pm

An arrest has been made in the Vinita homicide case being investigated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

A 14-year-old male was arrested at the Vinita Police Department this afternoon. He was booked into the Creek County jail on a first degree murder complaint.

At the request of the Vinita Police Department, OSBI special agents are investigating this morning’s murder of 38-year-old Laura Beth Hendrix inside her home at 416 N. Thompson.

It appears Hendrix died of a single gunshot wound. Officers found her dead inside her home just before 8 a.m. Monday.

The boy's name will not be release at this time due to his age.


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