|| Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Public Information Director
08/23/13 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OSBI Continues Working Pastor Daniels' Homicide Case 4 Years After Murder
August 23, 2009, Reverend Carol Daniels made her weekly trip from her home in Oklahoma City to the Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Anadarko. Most Sundays no one attended services, as many parishioners were elderly. However, she didn’t miss an opportunity to share her faith with others.
Between 10 o’clock that morning, when Daniels arrived at the church, and noon, when police officers found her body, someone murdered Daniels by stabbing her multiple times in the upper body. The Anadarko Police Department requested OSBI assistance with the case.
For months, OSBI investigative agents, crime scene agents, criminal analysts, and Anadarko police officers gathered evidence and information involving the case. Agents have traveled across the United States following leads. Eventually, investigators exhausted their list of leads. Even though many other murder cases have occurred since Daniels’, her case has always remained a priority.
Little more than a year ago, OSBI assigned a well-seasoned agent to focus solely on cold cases as an OSBI Special Investigator. With his extensive experience in investigating violent crimes across the state and without a formal caseload as an OSBI Agent, this Special Investigator has helped resolve two cold cases and aided in developing viable leads in several other cases. He has recently been assigned to help agents investigating the Carol Daniels’ case.
The OSBI wishes every murder could be solved quickly so victims’ families can experience some level of justice. Even with today’s advancements in forensic technology, proving a person’s guilt in a homicide case is a formidable task when an abundance of evidence is available. Unfortunately, some homicide cases yield little evidence and often may lack credible information.
The OSBI’s goal in every case is to bring the guilty to justice and to provide support to families of murder victims.
If anyone has information on the Carol Daniels’ homicide case, please call the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017.