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May 12, 2014

Woman arrested in death of teen at Okla. lake

WAGONER — A second person has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager who was found dead in Fort Gibson Lake in 2006.

Dayna Marie Hargrove Miller, 27, was arrested Friday in connection with the death of 18-year-old Jarret Clark, of Broken Arrow, according to a story published Sunday in the Muskogee Phoenix.

Clark’s body was found floating in the lake in May 2006. He had disappeared several days earlier following a post-graduation party.

Court documents show Clark was assaulted and received several blows to the head. The Tulsa Medical Examiner’s Office said Clark was dragged unconscious when he was put into the lake and drowned. His cause of death was listed as drowning.

Miller has been arrested on four charges: conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit conspiracy after the fact in first-degree murder and accessory after the fact. No bond has been set. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said Miller was arrested at her Hulbert-area home after it used social media and other technological methods to locate her.

Courtney Manzer, 24, was arrested in February on a first-degree murder complaint in connection with Clark’s death.

The arrests come after several attempts to find those involved in the slaying. Information was presented to two grand juries in 2007 and 2008, but no indictments were returned.

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office reopened the case in 2012. That office, along with the district attorney’s office, have been working on the case since September 2012.

The Wagoner County District Attorney’s Office announced in February that a tip line had been set up to help investigators gather more details in the case.

“The family has been hurting since Day 1,” Clark’s stepfather, Eric Slater, said in February. “The hurt’s not going to go away. We just want the truth.”

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