Search continues for missing retired Sand Springs minister

Monday, November 8th 2004, 11:52 am
By: News On 6

After five days of searching, there's still no sign of a retired preacher whose wife was murdered last week in Prattville.

The Sand Springs Fire Department used sonar to scan the bottom of Shell Creek Lake in Osage County. Crews have been searching the lake for Reverend Robert Bettis since last Thursday. That's when his abandoned car was found at the lake. His wife's decapitated body was found in their home.

Police don't know if Mr. Bettis is another homicide victim or should be considered a suspect. They say they've found nothing to indicate he's behind the murder, but there's nothing that points to someone else.