Three Suspects in Muskogee Murder Captured

Thursday, July 20th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Authorities have arrested three suspects in the murder of a Muskogee woman. 18-year-old Dwayne Johnson, 20-year-old Cory Smith, and 28-year-old Lonnie Murphy III are being held in the Muskogee County Detention Center.

The woman’s body was found in the 1600 block of West Broadway in Muskogee late Tuesday night. The victim’s 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe was missing from the residence.

Officers said that the three men were driving the victim's truck when they were spotted. They arrested one suspect, but the others ran away. The other two were apprehended after a brief search. Officers recovered one weapon, but are still searching for another.

Police say at this point of the investigation, they think the woman was killed for her vehicle. Investigators have not released the victim's name.