On March 30, investigators executed a search warrant at 907 South Baucum in Altus. Forensic evidence was collected and submitted to the O.S.B.I. lab for analysis. Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy said, “We suspect this is where Melissa Bost was murdered.” On May 18, results from the forensic evidence, from the O.S.B.I. lab, confirmed APD’s suspicions.
From this evidence, lead investigator, Altus Police Detective, Bill Perkins, submitted an affidavit to the Jackson County District Attorney, and with that affidavit, an arrest warrant was issued on May 24 for 44 year old Manuel Daniel Jr. of 907 South Baucum through the Jackson County District Court on charges of first degree murder in the homicide of Melissa Bost.
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