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Woman arrested in case detectives believe man's body may have been fed to hogs

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 06:08:43-05

TULSA - Tulsa Police have arrested a woman who is suspected of being involved in a man's death. Police believe the man, Courtney Palmer, may have been fed to hogs in Muskogee after being killed. 

Charletha Mack was taken into custody Wednesday at 1200 N. Sheridan, a day before her 40th birthday, and charged with being an accessory to a felony after the fact.

Detectives believe Mack was present when Palmer was tortured and killed after he allegedly witnessed a deadly shooting in south Tulsa in November. 

Tulsa Homicide Sgt. David Walker reports that a missing person report was filed on Palmer on Nov. 17 and an investigation into the case revealed that detectives believe Palmer was brutally assaulted and may have been killed in the area of 4600 N. Boston.

The charges against Mack are in relation to this incident. Police say they have identified Mack as being present at the time of Palmer's torture. They say the residence in the 4600 block of N. Boston is a home of which Mack is in control. 

Walker says the department believes Palmer is dead and rumors continue to circulate that his body was fed to hogs in Muskogee. Palmer's body has not been found.

Tulsa Police have arrested Gerald Lowe, Michaela Riddle and Jeannette Thomas in connection to Palmer's disappearance. They each face charges of assault and batter with intent to kill, kidnapping and intimidation of a witness.

Walker says the department believes Lowe and Riddle beat Palmer to death on Nov. 10, loaded his body into a pickup and disposed of it. He says they were arrested on warrants after enough evidence was collected. 

The pickup truck was recovered and is being processed for evidence.

Walker says Thomas turned herself in after initially lying about her involvement in assisting in the crime and not reporting the crime. Investigators do not believe Thomas was involved in the actual alleged beating. 

Homicide detectives say this is not an official homicide case until a body is recovered or formal charges are filed. Walker also says this is not the first time detectives have heard of a body being fed to hogs. 

 

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