Woman dies after being found outside her home near Vinita

Ponca City Now - August 14, 2015 8:54 am

VINITA, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two suspects are in custody following the death of a woman who was found outside her home near Vinita.

The OSBI said Thursday that 84-year-old Velma Loretta Bennett was found late Wednesday night and flown to an area hospital where she died.

The agency said the body was sent to the state medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death, but that Bennett is believed to have died from blunt force trauma to the head.

The OSBI says two people who lived with the victim were arrested on first-degree murder complaints and are being held in the Craig County jail on first-degree murder complaints. Online court records do not show that formal charges have been filed in the case.


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