Healdton man arrested in homicide investigation

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. – Twenty-four hours after authorities found a woman’s body in Healdton, deputies have arrested a suspect.

Carter County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 21-year-old Roy Gene Bassett just after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Bassett stands accused of illegal dumping of a body.

On Thursday, Carter County deputies found the body of 26-year-old Brandi Baird near West Lake Road in Healdton. The body was discovered by an oil worker. Authorities believe Baird was dead for a few days before her body was found.

Now Carter County authorities believe any sort of incident regarding Baird’s death happened at Bassett’s home in Healdton

Authorities are still trying to find out exactly what caused Baird’s death.


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  • by cc Location: ardmore on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:01 PM
    lets say we all have at least one person in this world that we would like to see go away forever..use whatever poision you choose...and you see that person not breathing...do you get dressed and go to work? or do you call 911? even a 4 year old knows to call 911..think about it.you see a dead body and go to work not just one day but two..and then your arrested at your job...but to top it all off your allowed to go back to your same job? come on if he was that crazy would he be allowed to do the job he does? I think he is smarter than hes been given credit for..hes going to walk on this one..but the family of the young girl has to live with the injustic of this whole mess.it doesnt matter what anyone thinks about what brandi did or didnt do... there is still a family that has lost a loved one..
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 04:59 PM
    "anonymous"ok ,your right he panicked for 3 days,woke up,went to work, come home,did whatever,then went to bed,and did it again.wonder if that would work for everyone that does evil?
  • by booooooo Location: Healdton on Dec 19, 2007 at 04:33 PM
    Only in Carter County...thank you judge for setting his bond so low, now we can all worry about who he might decide to "dump" next.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 01:28 PM
    Here's my GUESS at what happened... He didn't kill her. Wakes up, panics, thinks what he should do, realizes that he's waited too long and now is afraid to call the cops... Normal? Who knows unless you've been there.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 01:09 PM
    I don't believe that what has happened is ok. What I do believe is that this story is disproportionate to the truth. Believe it or not there is probably a whole other part to the story that has not been told. Trial by jury where the whole truth is told will be the only way to know it.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 10:49 AM
    "anonymous in healdton"think about him. what about her family?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 10:48 AM
    "healdton" theres no excuse for what happened,crazy,off or whatever.so your saying its ok ,what has happened.thats why so much of this is going on.live ins killing the other,its going on everywhere. this has nothing to do with csi open your eyes!he had 2-3 days to think about dumping her,is that still called shock.can we excuse everyone?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 08:07 AM
    to anon. in healdton.we all would like to think in our hearts nobody would do this,does it make it not possible?no,i know from experience,and its sad,but it happens.i liked him to as a individual. we all have problems.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:51 AM
    oh and by the way they said she had been dead 2 or 3 days prior to the illegal dumoing.so what do mean wake up and you dont know what to do?did he not wake up for 3 days?dont understand that one.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:34 AM
    if he can hold a job ,how does that make him crazy or in an institute.its the devils work!!!!!
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