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Two found dead at Resthaven Cemetery

Beverly Bryant - July 20, 2018 6:53 pm

The Kay County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 2:40 p.m. Friday of two people who died of apparent gunshot wounds in an undeveloped part of Resthaven Cemetery.

Sgt. Shannon Wathor, a deputy of the Sheriff’s Office, said one of the victims was an 82-year-old man and the second was an 80-year-old woman. Wathor said investigators believe the two may have been a couple, but they have not yet been identified to the public. At this time, Wathor said, investigators do not know if one person fired both shots, or if each death is a suicide. Wathor said both of the individuals had signed a suicide note.

Wathor said  the two did not own burial plots at the cemetery and it is unknown why they chose the location.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner had not yet arrived at the scene at 6 p.m. Friday. Wathor said the cemetery will remain closed until the investigation is completed.

 

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