Woman Found Stabbed To Death

Woman Found Stabbed To Death

There are 235 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Oct 3, 2008, titled Woman Found Stabbed To Death. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A woman has been found stabbed to death in her home near Sallisaw. Investigators say 62-year-old Darla Caughman cared for her disabled son at home with the help of a health care worker.

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“It's all about the ride..”

Since: Jul 08

Cali

#1 Oct 3, 2008
Robbery, motive??? How is the son??

My prayers..

“Take time to smile! ”

Since: Mar 08

Bartlesville

#2 Oct 3, 2008
I saw this on channel 2 this morning, I had the same questions, how is the son, and the things he must be going through, my prayers are with him. they say it could take weeks for lab results, that is to long. I wonder if they are questioning the son, and what type of disablity did he have? They need more details in the stories they print. it is very fustrating!
Lynsie

Tulsa, OK

#3 Oct 3, 2008
The authorities can not question the son because he has the type of disibility that he can not talk or speak. The son has autisum and celebral palsy and can not even sit up by himself, completely helpless.
There seem to be a lot of rumors floating around about what happened but in the meantime we have a killer on the loose.
I agree with you, Kim, we all need more details because until this killer is caught we could be next.
I heard one rumor that the authorities knew who murdered this woman and had the person in custody but apparently it was just a rumor.
I wish some of the locals would post on this story, maybe we could learn more details.
Lynsie

Tulsa, OK

#4 Oct 3, 2008
"Google" Sequoyah County Times newspaper.
It gives more info on this murder.

“Don't harsh my mellow, man!”

Since: Aug 08

Great State of Oklahoma!

#5 Oct 3, 2008
Lynsie wrote:
The authorities can not question the son because he has the type of disibility that he can not talk or speak. The son has autisum and celebral palsy and can not even sit up by himself, completely helpless.
There seem to be a lot of rumors floating around about what happened but in the meantime we have a killer on the loose.
I agree with you, Kim, we all need more details because until this killer is caught we could be next.
I heard one rumor that the authorities knew who murdered this woman and had the person in custody but apparently it was just a rumor.
I wish some of the locals would post on this story, maybe we could learn more details.
That poor child! Disability or not, he witnessed it and must be traumatized somehow.

“Take time to smile! ”

Since: Mar 08

Bartlesville

#6 Oct 3, 2008
Lynsie wrote:
The authorities can not question the son because he has the type of disibility that he can not talk or speak. The son has autisum and celebral palsy and can not even sit up by himself, completely helpless.
There seem to be a lot of rumors floating around about what happened but in the meantime we have a killer on the loose.
I agree with you, Kim, we all need more details because until this killer is caught we could be next.
I heard one rumor that the authorities knew who murdered this woman and had the person in custody but apparently it was just a rumor.
I wish some of the locals would post on this story, maybe we could learn more details.
Thank you for the information on the child, he is in my prayers I know God will follow him and see that he is cared for now. I will keep watching for an update on this story.
Lynsie

Tulsa, OK

#7 Oct 3, 2008
UPDATE...
The authorities have arrested two men in the murder of Darla Caughman.
One of the men arrested for the murder is the 25 year old boyfriend of the 43 year old daughter of the murdered woman.

“Take time to smile! ”

Since: Mar 08

Bartlesville

#8 Oct 3, 2008
Lynsie wrote:
UPDATE...
The authorities have arrested two men in the murder of Darla Caughman.
One of the men arrested for the murder is the 25 year old boyfriend of the 43 year old daughter of the murdered woman.
Where did you find this? The daughter and the boyfriend? Sounds like something out of a movie. There must be more to this to come.

“Take time to smile! ”

Since: Mar 08

Bartlesville

#9 Oct 3, 2008
Lynsie wrote:
UPDATE...
The authorities have arrested two men in the murder of Darla Caughman.
One of the men arrested for the murder is the 25 year old boyfriend of the 43 year old daughter of the murdered woman.
OOps I think I read your post wrong, sorry I did not mean the daughter and the boyfriend, I meant the boyfriend of the daughter? Who was the other one? So you know if they knew her too or was related? Why would a 43 yr old have a 43 yr old girlfriend and why would they want to kill the poor mom? I wonder how much insurance this woman had and who she left it to.
Lynsie

United States

#10 Oct 3, 2008
My guess is that he needed money.
The way I found out, I have a relative that lives there and she called and told me.
Why would a 43 year old woman have a 25 year old boyfriend?
Just stop and think on it for a second and I think you will probably know why this woman was murdered.
I just hope the authorities arrest EVERYONE involved in this woman's murder and I do mean EVERYONE.

“Don't harsh my mellow, man!”

Since: Aug 08

Great State of Oklahoma!

#11 Oct 3, 2008
How sad! Do you know how the son is doing, Lynsie?
Lynsie

Tulsa, OK

#12 Oct 3, 2008
To Hippichick...
No, I have not heard anything more about the son, but with his condition being what it is I am quite sure he will be put in a nursing home.
I will have to admit when I heard about this woman's murder I just had a gut feeling it had to be someone that knew her or a family member who did this.
It is my understanding that the 43 year old daughter's 25 year old boyfriend owed a large sum of money.
They probably went to the murdered woman's home and wanted money and when she refused it made them mad and they slashed her throat.
One just never knows. JMO

“Don't harsh my mellow, man!”

Since: Aug 08

Great State of Oklahoma!

#13 Oct 3, 2008
Lynsie wrote:
To Hippichick...
No, I have not heard anything more about the son, but with his condition being what it is I am quite sure he will be put in a nursing home.
I will have to admit when I heard about this woman's murder I just had a gut feeling it had to be someone that knew her or a family member who did this.
It is my understanding that the 43 year old daughter's 25 year old boyfriend owed a large sum of money.
They probably went to the murdered woman's home and wanted money and when she refused it made them mad and they slashed her throat.
One just never knows. JMO
Sad, all the way around. Thanks for the info. I will certainly keep the boy in my prayers tonight.
A relative

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#14 Oct 6, 2008
I am part of the family and boy that darla meticulously took care of for 40 years will be taken care of by the family who loves him. The 25 year old is the boyfriend of the victims daughter. The other one is the boyfriend of one of the workers.
Some things we have to wait to be revealed, but believe me--there will be more arrests in the inner circle.
Friends are afraid to come forward (and family) becuse Sallisaw is so small. The 25 year old and victim's aunt are methanmphetemine users. There was acrimony bigtime between daughter and mother over a recent inheritance. Not saying she was did it, but who knows what lurks in the mind of an addict.
If any of them were stupid enough to think they could POSSIBLY get away with this, they take law enforcment as idiots and don't realize that there are other people who were in touch with the victim every day and knew of the confrontations.
A relative

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#15 Oct 6, 2008
Change that....the 25 year old is the boyfriend of victims DAUGHTER.
A very close friend

Little Rock, AR

#16 Oct 6, 2008
Darla and her daughter have argued for years. Everyone in Sallisaw knows about it and the daughter was the immediate suspect in everyone's mind that knew of the situation. Her daughter has caused her so much stress that she had already suffered two strokes and some heart damage due to the taunting and provoking by her daughter. Her son is very affectionate and has lived longer than anyone ever thought he would simply due to the love and care of his mother. She devoted her life to him. She was beautiful inside and out and we will all miss her very very much.
a relative as well

Dallas, TX

#17 Oct 6, 2008
sad to say but the only arrest has been of one of the care givers boyfriends, of course anyone that was in and out of the house was questioned and fingerprinted etc, it turned out this guy had a warrant out for a probation violation out of (north) carolina.
No arrests have been made for the murder of Darla as of this morning.
Relative VI

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#18 Oct 6, 2008
You are right. I thought what I read was a news release and it turned out to be a blog.Sheriffs office confirmed. Speculation runs rampant and just hurts the family. Very sorry to be a part of it.
Lynsie

Claremore, OK

#19 Oct 7, 2008
I would like to send my condolences to family and friends of the victim.
It must be especially hard on family members since they just lost another loved one a few weeks ago.
I am also grateful for family and friends to come on here and state what is really taking place in this horrific situation.
I grew up in Sallisaw but left several years ago so I can understand why some people are scared to talk.
When I was in high school I was friends with the victim's sister that passed away a few years ago so this tragic death makes things even worse.
To family and friends, please keep us informed about this case because there are so many rumors in that small town one never knows what to believe.
Again, my prayers are with all of you and I pray that the killer or killers will be caught soon and brought to justice.
A relative

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#20 Oct 8, 2008
Lindsey are you talking about anita gail lovern?
My mom

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