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8 found dead after horrific Oklahoma house fire, cops suspect homicide

Witnesses told police that a family of eight had lived in the house, two adults and six children, but the bodies have not been identified
UPDATED OCT 28, 2022
The fire was reported in a quiet residential area of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, southeast of Tulsa (Twitter@BrennaRoseTV)
The fire was reported in a quiet residential area of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, southeast of Tulsa (Twitter@BrennaRoseTV)

BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA: Eight people have died after an outbreak of fire at a Tulsa-area home. According to police, the case is being investigated as a homicide. The fire was reported around Thursday, Oct 27, in a quiet residential area of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 13 miles southeast of Tulsa. Although the fire and deaths were being investigated as homicides, Broken Arrow police said there was no immediate danger to the public in the area.

No further information about the incident was released. Police spokesman Ethan Hutchins said it was a complex scene "with a lot of moving parts." "Understandably, this is a shock to Broken Arrow. It's a safe city. Broken Arrow doesn't have this kind of situation every day," Hutchins said, according to WFAA. Catelin Powers said she saw a column of smoke rising near her home as she was driving with her children nearby. She drove to the location to find out what had happened. "When I got closer to the house, I saw smoke pouring out from the very top of the house, which looked like maybe the attic," she told The Associated Press.


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Powers added that two men and a woman on her phone were standing in front of the house when another man emerged dragging a seemingly unconscious and unresponsive woman from the front door. “Her arms were flopped to her sides,” she said. “She was in either very short shorts or underwear and a tight shirt." She described the woman as having a tan complexion “and looked maybe to be mid-twenties.”


Powers assumed that the woman was dead and so she drove on so to leave her 4 children out of any trouble. Broken Arrow is Tulsa’s biggest suburb, with almost 115,000 residents. The US. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was assisting in the investigation. 

MEAWW previously reported an incident where two adults and four children were all found dead after an apartment was intentionally set on fire in Hartland. Police are calling it a murder-suicide. According to them, one of the adults, Connor McKisick, the father and stepfather to four children, shot them all before turning the gun on himself. Hartland Police Chief Torin Misko told reporters that they found evidence of an ignitable liquid in the family's suburban Milwaukee apartment. He described the family as "blended" and said it was a "step-family-type situation." "This is a tragic incident for the family of the deceased, our first responders, and the Hartland community," he said.

The other victims were Jessica McKisick; two girls, 12 and 14; and 3-year-old twin boys, the police department said. The twins were the sons of Connor and Jessica McKisick.