Police: No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Pocola Senior
Autopsy reports from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma have released the results of an autopsy the death of a Pocola senior who wandered away from her home.
Investigators confirm no foul play is suspected in the death of Ruby Poole, according to Pocola, Okla. Police Chief Steve Howard.
Howard confirmed the body of Ruby Poole was found about noon Saturday.
Poole, 74, was last seen walking alongside a road in the area of North Gray Street and Choctaw Road in Pocola around 11 p.m. Oct. 17, Howard said.
“We’ve been looking pretty hard,” said Pocola police Sgt. Johnny Chaney. “We wish it was different circumstances that we found her … But we did find her today.”
Her family and friends actively joined in the search with police, scouring the area, hoping to bring Poole back home alive. Chaney said the community really came together in the days after Poole disappeared.
“It’s not something you see all the time,” Chaney said. “But this was the first time that we’ve seen the community come together. Not just Pocola’s community but the other communities came in and helped with us.”
Poole’s family had offered $2,000 for information leading to her recovery. Police believed Poole, who had dementia and required medication, wandered off on foot.
After Poole’s disappearance, police with K-9 units and approximately 50 volunteers searched for her. Aircraft from the Oklahoma Highway Police and men on horseback were also used.