Members of the Grove Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Grove woman on Monday, June 12, in the Quail Run Subdivision of Grove.

The woman has been identified as Marisa Anne Winfrey, 35. Grove Police Chief Mark Morris said Marisa Winfrey died from what appears to be a gunshot wound.

As of Tuesday, June 13, Morris had not released specific information about her wound or the type of gun involved.

Morris said the woman's husband, Wade Winfrey, and the couple's three sons, ages 3, 7, and 11, were at home at the time of the incident. Marisa Winfrey's body was found in the backyard of the couple's home.

Wade Winfrey, who recently began working as a deputy for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, was initially questioned about the shooting by investigators from the OSBI. Other interviews were conducted with neighbors.

"He is no longer a target of the investigation," Morris said, on Tuesday. "We are following leads to determine if it was a suicide or an accidental shooting. All options are on the table."

Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the OSBI, said Winfrey's body was transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa for an autopsy. 

Morris said results of the investigation may not be complete for up to 90 days, until the autopsy and toxicology results are known. 

Morris said the children were taken to the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, the child advocacy center, in Jay on Monday, to be questioned by a forensic interviewer trained to work with children.

The investigation, which includes members of the GPD, OSBI and the Delaware County District Attorney office, is ongoing. 

Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore said his agency is offering full support to Wade Winfrey, in light of this "tragic incident."

"It is my understanding he is not a person of interest," Moore said. "I'm totally in support of my deputy. What he needs right now is for us to offer all of the support our agency can."

Moore said Wade Winfrey began working for the department within the past two months, after completing his military service. 

Wade Winfrey began as a jailer. He recently began attending classes at CLEET, to become a full-time deputy. He is currently on bereavement leave.

Previously posted on Monday, June 12

Members of the Grove Police Department and Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations continue to look into the shooting death of a mid-30s woman, at a home on Ash Street in the Quail Run Subdivision of Grove.

Grove Police Chief Mark Morris said he was notified of the shooting at approximately 9:20 a.m., Monday, June 12. The call came into dispatch at approximately 9 a.m.

He said the woman died from what appears to be a gunshot wound, but said the cause of her death remains under investigation. He did not release specific information about her wound or the type of gun involved.

Morris said the woman's husband and three sons, ages 3, 7, and 11, were at home at the time of the incident.

The woman, according to information released by Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the OSBI, is that the woman's body was found in the backyard. 

Her body has been transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa for an autopsy. 

The husband, who is considered a person of interest, was taken to the Grove Police Department for an interview with a member of the OSBI team. 

Brown said OSBI investigators spent much of the day conducting additional interviews, including neighbors.

Morris said the children were taken to the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, the child advocacy center, in Jay, to be questioned by a forensic interviewer trained to work with children.

The investigation, which includes members of the GPD, OSBI and the Delaware County District Attorney office, is ongoing. 

Brown said at this time, investigators "are not searching for a suspect."

More about the incident 

Authorities spent part of Monday afternoon conducting a warrant-based search at the residence. Morris said the search was delayed a bit, because his department's standard practices include getting a search warrant from a judge, rather than asking a family member for a verbal consent to search the home.

"It's a cleaner process, and you can't argue about if consent did or did not take place," Morris said. "It's not an indication that [the husband] was not cooperative."

As of presstime, the victim's name, and the names of those at the residence at the time of the shooting, have not been released by authorities.

Morris hopes to have additional details concerning the shooting in the next few days. Watch www.grandlakenews.com for additional details as the story continues to unfold.