Suspect charged with removal of dead body; murder charge yet to be filed

A suspect who sits in the Logan County Jail after being taken into custody following the death of a woman over the weekend was formally charged with the unauthorized removal of a dead body.

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Clyde Marquette Fields, 40, of Del City, was arraigned in front of Judge Susan Worthington on Thursday afternoon. The judge issued a million dollar bond and a court date of Jan. 23.

On January 4, the body of 40-year-old Roshauna Deshae Ray, of Stillwater, was found unconscious in front of Mercy Hospital Logan County in the bushes. She was rushed into the emergency room and attempted to be revived but was pronounced dead at 8:23 p.m. Related article: Female dead after being stabbed, dumped at hospital

Police were searching for a green minivan that was seen on hospital surveillance video near the time the woman was found. Fields (pictured above) was taken into custody on Jan. 5 by the Del City Police Department.

In November, Ray filed and was granted a protective order against Fields in Payne County. On Jan. 6, the Payne County District Attorney’s Office filed a violation of protective order on Fields.

As of Thursday afternoon, a murder charge in the case has not been handed down. Laura Austin Thomas, the district attorney for both Logan and Payne County, says the case continues to be investigated.

“The charges filed today are those that we believe we have ample clear evidence to establish those crimes beyond a reasonable doubt,” Thomas told Guthrie News Page.

“The investigation as to the homicide is complex and is still in the investigation stage,” Thomas concluded with.

Additional details in the case were not immediately made available on Thursday.

Roshauna Deshae Ray

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