Murder suspect charged in Stephen County

Wednesday, May 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Duncan-AP) -- Authorities have arrested a man suspected of killing another man whose dismembered body was discovered floating in a rural Stephens County pond.

Scott Zane Epp has pleaded innocent to one count of first-degree murder. Epp has been denied bond is being held in the Stephens County jail.

Prosecutors say the victim, an adult male has not be identified.

Epp was arrested about 1:30 yesterday morning as he slept in his car at a Tulsa Wal-Mart parking lot.

Epp has no permanent home and has been staying with family and friends.

Epp's father discovered the body parts floating in the pond on the family's western Stephens County farm yesterday.

Police also found more body parts in the motor home that Epps frequently used.

Officials say the victim appears to have died from a blow to the head. Police believe the body was dismembered so it could be disposed of easily.