Police continue to investigate the death of a local woman whose body was found in a pickup truck parked in a southeast-side neighborhood Monday morning. But one piece of key evidence needed to determine if foul play was involved remains unknown.


Police continue to investigate the death of a local woman whose body was found in a pickup truck parked in a southeast-side neighborhood Monday morning. But one piece of key evidence needed to determine if foul play was involved remains unknown.

Sgt. Eric Hamblin, Ardmore Police Department Public Information Officer, said Thursday investigators are waiting for complete autopsy reports from the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

“We are waiting for the toxicology results,” Hamblin said.

And until all the reports from the medical examiner’s office are completed, investigators can’t answer the pivotal question of the case — what caused Paula Bobo’s death?

Still, Hamblin said, the case is not stagnant.

“Investigators have and are continuing to interview numerous people,” he said.

Bobo was reported missing by family members on March 19. On Monday, a neighborhood resident reported an unknown pickup parked for a suspicious length of time in the 300 block of F Street S.E. A responding police officer discovered the local woman’s body inside the truck.

Bobo’s death was labeled suspicious by investigators. State Medical Examiner’s investigators were called in to assist in the probe into the cause of the woman’s death and her body was sent to Oklahoma City for autopsy.

Late Thursday afternoon Cherokee Ballard, spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office, confirmed an official cause of death has not been determined. Ballard said she was not sure when reports would be ready, but added it could be as early as next week.