Man Arrested In Muskogee Double Homicide


Friday, May 29th 2015, 11:45 am
By: Dee Duren


Muskogee County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for a double homicide that took place in April. Eleno Maldonado Jr. was booked on two complaints of first-degree murder in the deaths of 19-year-old Abby Seals and 25-year-old Nicholas Rutherford.

Seals and Rutherford were found shot to death in an apartment on Highway 69 near the Muskogee City limits on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Seals' boyfriend discovered the bodies.

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Sheriff Charles Pearson said the location was considered a fairly high crime area, located near a strip club and an adult toy store.

"We do take a lot of calls there, a lot of undesirable coming out of the gentleman's club and there's a bar just south of it," he said.

The sheriff told News On 6 in April that he was confident an arrest would be made. The Sheriff's Office arrested the 24-year-old Eleno Maldonado Jr. on May 28, 2015.