A 61-year-old pastor who was killed on August 23 in a rural Oklahoma church was found lying behind the altar with her arms outstretched in a "crucifix position", according to various reports. This is just one of the latest details to emerge in the killing of Carol Daniels, whose nude body was found in the Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in a crime scene the district attorney described as "horrific." Her clothes were taken from the scene, and a dissolving agent had been sprayed around her body. The coroner's report indicated that she had tried to fight off her attacker before her throat was slashed and she was nearly decapitated. Severe lacerations were found on her back, chest, hands, neck and stomach. Several of the wounds had been inflicted post-mortem – after she died . It is becoming obvious that this was far more than just a robbery gone wrong but that the attacker was enraged and his attack deliberate.
Here is a brief interview with a couple members of her family.
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