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July 21, 2012

"Somethings terribly wrong there" says father of woman who died at Narconon Arrowhead

McALESTER — On Friday morning, Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, was found dead at Narconon Arrowhead in Candian and her father said he wants answers.

Robert "Murphy" Murphy of Owasso said he needs to know her death won't go unnoticed.

"I want to know her death wasn't in vain, that changes will be made," Murphy said Saturday.

He said Narconon officials told him that she was found dead in the "DeTox" room, He said she was alone and hadn't been checked on for at least 2 and half hours.

"Thats too long, if they though she was overdosed, why didn't they have someone with her the whole time?"

He said it wasn't until after she was checked in to the facility about 6 weeks ago that he found out about the recent deaths.

"We sent her there to get better, not to die," he said.

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Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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