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Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near church

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CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) - Police in Oklahoma say the charred body of a Baptist minister has been discovered next to his church.

Chickasha Police Department Lt. Scott Weaver says the body of 55-year-old Rev. Michael Dean Walworth was discovered about 7:45 a.m. Friday on the ground near the First Missionary Baptist Church in Chickasha.

Officials say Walworth was pronounced dead at the scene between the church and a nearby residence. Police say the cause of Walworth's death and how his body was burned is under investigation.

Tent marks the site where a minister's burned body was found in Chickasha, Okla. (KFOR)
A tent marks the site where the burned body of a Baptist minister was found in Chickasha, Oklahoma on Friday. (KFOR)

Investigators say they believe the pastor's death is an isolated incident and that the public is not in danger.

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