SAYRE, Okla. – Authorities say fire crews in Sayre stumbled upon a horrific scene on Tuesday morning.
Fire crews were called to a house fire in the 200 block of S. Broadway Ave.
Investigators soon learned that the badly burned body of a man was found inside the home.
The victim’s wife told agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that she saw her husband, Jerry Essary, being murdered by another man.
She said she was able to hide in the neighborhood until officers arrived.
The alleged suspect was found unresponsive in his pickup truck about 100 yards from the scene of the murder and arson. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Once he is released, he is expected to be arrested for the crime.