Third death at drug rehab prompts probe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - After the third death in nine months at a Pittsburg County drug rehabilitation with ties to the Church of Scientology, the county sheriff has opened an investigation into the latest death.
Sheriff Joel Kerns says his office is investigating last week's death of 20-year-old Stacy Dawn Murphy of Owasso at Narconon Arrowhead.
Kerns says Murphy's body was found in her room by staff. An autopsy report has not been completed, pending toxicology reports.
The facility's director didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Murphy is the third patient to die at the rehab since October. Gabriel Graves was found dead in October and Hillary Holten died in April.
Graves' cause of death was undetermined. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office says Holten's autopsy report has not been completed.
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