Local & Regional
4:31 pm
Sun June 6, 2010

Death Being Probed in Okmulgee County

Okmulgee, OK – MEDIA RELEASE

OKMULGEE COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE

315 W. 8TH ST, STE 102

OKMULGEE, OK 74447

918/756-4311 MAIN

918/758-1208 FAX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


June 6, 2010

RE: Henryetta businessman murdered in his home.

Henryetta, Okla - On Saturday June 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office received a message from the Henryetta Police to send a deputy the home near the 27000 block of So. 185th Road west of Henryetta city limits.

At the home deputies were met by DENISE GROFF the live-in girlfriend of the victim. Deputies found the body of the homeowner - a 56 year old man DELBERT LINN RODGERS (aka LINN RODGERS) on the floor of the home's garage.

The victim had been shot. Investigators do believe his death was the result of a homicide. The body of victim was released to the Medical Examiner for autopsy.

The victim is the owner of the "The Oil Pit" at 210 North E Street in Henryetta.

The sheriff's office requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to assist in the processing of the crime scene.


Deputies have been canvassing the area going door-to-door seeking information about the crime.


Sheriff's office investigators are questioning several persons of inertest at this time.

If you have any information about this crime please contact the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office at 918-756-4311.