Search in Hughes County for a missing Okemah woman

Wednesday, December 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case of a dead fetus.

Officials say a woman walked into a Holdenville hospital Tuesday morning with the fetus, claiming it was hers. The woman was later arrested after doctors determined she hadn't recently given birth.

News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger says investigators believe the dead fetus belonged to an Okemah woman who's been missing since Monday night.

Law enforcement officials say 20-year-old Carolyn Simpson works at the Creek Nation Bingo in Okemah. According to the authorities, she was six months pregnant.

They say Simpson was last seen leaving work Monday night with 37-year-old Effie Goodson and Simpson hasn't been seen since.

Authorities say Goodson carried a fetus into the Holdenville hospital amd told doctors it was hers. She was transferred to St John Medical Center in Tulsa where doctors determined she hadn't recently given birth to a child.

Hughes County Sheriff's and OSBI investigators searched the area near Goodson's home Wednesday, to see what they could find. They say Simpson is still missing and are right now looking for a body.

Goodson is being held in the Hughes County jail without bond. She hasn't been charged with anything yet, but she could face first degree murder charges.