Tulsa Woman's Body Kept In Bedroom Closet For Days, Police Say

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 10:49 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- The young woman whose body was discovered in a residential trash cart Friday, August 13 had been initially reported missing on August 2, according to a report by the Tulsa Police Department.

Brandon A. Hall was arrested for her murder late Friday night after Samita Gibson's body was found in the trash cart in the parking lot of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Police say a friend reported Gibson missing after the 18-year-old went to visit friends in the Seminole Hills Apartment Complex at 1619 E. Ute Street where Hall lives.

After questioning Hall downtown, police say they returned Hall to his apartment, and he gave them permission to search the residence.

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"Detectives enter the apartment, went to an upstairs bedroom and immediately smelled the odor of a dead body," the report states.

Hall allegedly told police he and Gibson got into an argument when she took him to task for hitting his girlfriend.

Hall cursed at Gibson, and she slapped him, the report states. "Hall stated that he began to choke Gibson" and "she stopped breathing at some point."

Hall said he panicked and put Gibson's body in the bedroom closet where it had remained until Thursday night, according to the report. He then took her body from the upstairs bedroom closet and placed it in a trash cart he got from a nearby apartment complex.

Brandon Hall was placed under arrest for first-degree murder and outstanding traffic warrants.