UPDATE: Body identified in LeFlore County homicide investigation

River Valley News

UPDATE: A body found on November 13 along a highway has been identified.

The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the woman as 43-year-old Melissa Rocha of Poteau.

The cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner.

Original Story

LEFLORE COUNTY (KNWA) — Investigators are working to identify a body that was found on the side of a state highway.

A state worker brush hogging along Highways 270 and 271 found a woman’s body in a ditch, LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said.

It was found about six miles west of Wister, said Brook Arbeitman with Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Seale said this is a homicide investigation. He alerted Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, which will be the lead investigating agency of the case.

Authorities said no additional details will be released at this time.

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