- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

ATOKA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are assisting Atoka County authorities in investigating the shooting deaths of three people as a double-homicide and suicide.

The OSBI says 53-year-old Kathryn Banks and 49-year-old Kent Houchen were found shot to death Wednesday night at Sanford Oil Company near Atoka and the body of 64-year-old Sherman Banks was found later near his home in Stringtown with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The agency says Kathryn Banks and Sherman Banks were married, but were in the process of divorcing and that Kathryn Banks and Houchen both worked for Sanford Oil Company. The agency said it appears Sherman Banks shot and killed his estranged wife and Houchen, then drove home and shot himself.

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