OSBI: Daughter Suspected In Father's Death Near Mannford

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 7:17 am
By: Tess Maune

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation believes a daughter is responsible for her father's death near Mannford Sunday.

The OSBI says 32-year-old Jennifer Starkey is in the hospital with what they believe is a self-inflicted wound, but once she is released, investigators say they will book her into the Pawnee County jail on a murder complaint. Bond is expected to be set at $1 million.

Agents say Starkey killed her father, 53-year-old James Starkey at a house on West Basin Road.

They say a woman called 911 Sunday and when deputies got to house, they found a man dead inside.

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Investigators tell News On 6, the victim had several stab wounds, but the state Medical Examiner will have to determine the exact cause of death.

They say when law enforcement got to the scene, Jennifer Starkey also had injuries and had to be taken to the hospital for surgery. The Pawnee County Sheriff says there was some sort of confrontation between Jennifer Starkey and her father.

Tulsa County is helping with an around-the-clock guard.

Deputies say they are not looking for anyone else in this case and the public should not be concerned for their safety.

OSBI agents spent Sunday processing the crime scene and conducting interviews.  Once their investigation is complete, agents will give their report to the the Pawnee County District Attorney's Office.