HARRAH, Okla. (KFOR) – The Harrah Police Department says a 19-year-old man was arrested for first degree murder after a woman’s body was found at a home in Harrah.
Officers were called to the home on Williams Dr. just before 8:30 p.m. Monday after a woman was found unresponsive.
When they arrived, they found the body of 21-year-old Jai Gilbert with ‘injuries consistent with foul play’.
During the investigation, officers were led to believe Gilbert was killed during a domestic altercation with the male resident of the home, 19-year-old Curtis Ritter.
Harrah Police Department Chief Tom Custer said Gilbert was in the bedroom when their officers arrived. He also said Ritter and Gilbert were dating.
Custer explained that Ritter called 911 that night and was then arrested upon further investigation.
“He made statements that led us to believe that he is responsible for her death,” the chief explained.
Ritter and Gilbert allegedly got in a fist fight, according to Ritter.
“Our victim, Miss Gilbert, is dead,” Custer said. “She sustained injuries to her face and head. The extent and degree of those injuries will have to be determined by the medical examiner’s office.”
Investigators tracked down Ritter and arrested him on First Degree Murder. Ritter now sits in the Oklahoma County Jail without bond.
Custer said the case remains under investigation.