ID Released In Mannford Double-Death Investigation


Friday, June 20th 2014, 4:44 pm
By: News On 6


The identity has been released for one of two men found inside a home near Mannford earlier this week.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said one of the men found dead on Wednesday in a home along West Basin Road has been identified as Ward Ray Bartlett, 60.

The Pawnee County sheriff said a physical therapist with home health went to the mobile home for a scheduled weekly visit on Thursday, but couldn't get in and called for help. Deputies discovered the bodies around 12:30 p.m. in separate rooms.

Investigators believe the bodies had been inside the house for multiple days.

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The identity of the other man hasn't been released, but officials at the scene said the two were brothers-in-law.

The deaths are being treated as suspicious and OSBI is investigating the possibility of murder-suicide.

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death of both men.