Carol Colbert was murdered, medical examiner reports

ADA — An Ada woman’s death has been ruled a  homicide, and police continue to search for her killer.

Carol Jane (Gray) Colbert, 56, was found dead at her residence just after 1 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Seventh Street. According to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office, her cause of death was “asphyxiation due to duct tape around nostrils and mouth.”

She was found dead in a bedroom of the residence.

Assistant Police Chief Jeff Crosby said APD will handle the investigation but called in crime scene technicians with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to process the crime scene.

Members of the Ada Police Department, District 22 Violent Crimes Task Force and the United States Marshals Service are continuing with the investigation of Colbert’s death.

Police continue to conduct interviews, but there were no suspects as of press time Tuesday. They are asking residents who have what they believe to be useful information regarding Colbert’s death to contact the Ada Police Department at (580) 332-4466, or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (580) 33CATCH — (580) 332-2824.

A fund has been set up at under “Carol 'Gray' Colbert Memorial Fund” to assist her son with funeral expenses and a leave of absence from work.

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