Muskogee police looking for answers in deaths

Thursday, June 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Muskogee-AP) -- Police in Muskogee are investigating as suspicious the deaths of two people, whose bodies were discovered within an hour of each other early yesterday.

Authorities say autopsies on a 19-month-old boy and a woman of unknown age were being performed at the state Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa.

Police say they found the boy after 2 a-m. Thirty minutes later they found the partially burned body of a woman at a blaze at a vacant home in south Muskogee.

Investigator Gary Sturm says it looked like the fire was a "failed attempt" to burn the house down.