Suspect in Garber death to be extradited from Arizona

Garfield County authorities say a woman's body was found at this Garber residence Saturday.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) and the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) are looking into the death of a woman in Garber.Around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon a 4-year-old child was found wandering in the area of the 400 block of E. Ponca Street in Garber. A neighbor returned the child to their home, where the body of a woman was discovered.The GCSO was called and with EMTs with the Garber Fire Department it was determined the woman had died under suspicious circumstances. A search warrant was applied for and granted. Investigators say after talking to neighbors and relatives, determined a suspect in the death was Christopher Ryan Sparks, 23.An arrest warrant was granted by a district judge. Sparks was determined to be in the Phoenix, Ariz. area where law enforcement agencies were contacted. Sparks was found and held on a fugitive warrant. An extradition proceeding to bring him back to Oklahoma is expected later this week.
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