Authorities Hope To ID Sequoyah Co. Body Found Without A Heart
SALLISAW, OK -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is revisiting a 1994 homicide case in Sequoyah County.
Last month, a Sequoyah County judge granted an exhumation request for the body of an unidentified woman found along I-40 near Dora in Sequoyah County.
The woman's body had been wrapped in landscaping mesh and tied with a rope. Her head was found 15 feet away. According to court documents, the body's chest had a hole measuring about 8 inches by 5 inches and the victim's left lung and heart were missing.
The documents say the OSBI requested the exhumation in order to get a new DNA sample from her remains. A DNA test of evidence in the case in January was unsuccessful. The OSBI says new DNA technology will hopefully help them identify the woman.
The petition also states that in July 1995 a woman was found murdered in Fort Smith, Arkansas and the OSBI and Arkansas authorities are trying to determine if the two cases are related.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has declined to discuss the case at this time.