Tulsa police have a homicide on their hands and they are behind the eight-ball in solving the case, but they originally thought it was a simple overdose. News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports it turned out to be much more sinister than that.
Margaret Kay Pope lived in a duplex. When her family couldn't get in touch with her, they checked on her and their worst fears were realized. She was dead on her living room floor.
"She's found inside the home, no signs of forced entry, and there were prescription drugs in the area,â€ said Tulsa Police Officer Scott Walton.
The evidence initially led officers to conclude Pope died from an overdose, but the autopsy would reveal something else.
"When the medical examiner's findings came out, we learn the cause of death was strangulation, and it's ruled a homicide,â€ said Walton.
Detectives need to know what Pope did in her last days alive and if anyone saw any vehicles at her home at the end of May.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. No one will know who you are and if your tip leads to an arrest, the Citizens Crime Commission will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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