The Duncan Banner

June 11, 2013

DPD Chief Ford: "We have made 2 arrests" in death of Duncan teen girl

By The Banner Staff
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Two juvenile boys have been questioned and one remains in custody following the death of a 14-year-old Duncan girl who was discovered in her home by her father Monday afternoon upon his arrival at home from work.

Duncan Police Chief Dan Ford said the names of the victim and the suspects will not be released today as the investigation continues. He said the death is being classified as a homicide, but upon the police showing up at the scene there was nothing that indicated it was a homicide.

"We have made two arrests, both juveniles," Ford said.

It was determined about 8 p.m. Monday that it was a homicide, Ford said, and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was called in to process the crime scene in the 2000 block of Walnut.

Both juveniles are boys, ages 14 and 16. The youngest provided an alleged confession around 11 a.m. Ford said, but has been released into the custody of his parents. He is not considered a threat to the public or to his family.

Ford said it will be up to Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks if charges are filed, after affidavits are submitted for his review.

A further story will be available later today on The Banner’s website and in Wednesday’s print edition.