MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – McClain County Authorities and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are looking for clues in the death of a young Oklahoma mother.
Wednesday afternoon a deputy noticed the door of a truck was open as he passed a home located three miles west of Goldsby.
“He came by the residence and noticed a vehicle. The doors were open. He stopped to check it out and noticed there was a purse still inside and a cell phone was still inside,” McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett said.
The deputy also noticed a strong odor of propane coming from the house.
The deputy called for back-up, and he and another deputy went inside the home and found the body of a 24-year-old woman inside on of the bedrooms.
Authorities are not positive how she died but say early signs in the case are sketchy.
“It is very, very suspicious,” Hewett said.
Investigators say a gas line from the propane tank was spewing from a heater inside the home causing the alarming smell.
The woman lived at the home with her husband and six-year-old son.
Detectives say the couple had not been married long.
“It’s just a tragedy. Anytime you lose a young mother it’s always a tragedy, and our condolences are with the family at this time,” Hewett said.
Authorities continue to comb the area and have questioned the woman’s husband.
Investigators say he was at work when they made the discovery.
The woman’s six-year-old son is with family members.