Autopsy: Missing woman died of a gunshot wound

Police investigate after a body was found Oct. 25 in a field in northeast Oklahoma City. (KOKH/Caroline Vandergriff)

An autopsy reveals the cause of death for a woman whose remains were discovered in rural northeast Oklahoma City two months after she went missing.

An autopsy shows that 21-year-old Searra Angel Howe died from a gunshot wound to the head. Howe's remains were discovered Oct. 25 near Wilshire and Oak Road.

Records show that Howe was reported missing Aug. 19. She reportedly told her mother she was going to a McDonald's around 4 a.m. and never returned. Her vehicle was discovered abandoned in a metro neighborhood.

Police later received a tip regarding the murder of a woman and were led to a decomposing remains in northeast Oklahoma City. Those remains were later identified as Howe.

No one has been arrested in connection to the Howe's death. Her death is considered the 69th homicide of 2017 in Oklahoma City.

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