The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has announced that a missing man case in Harrah, Oklahoma has now turned into a murder investigation. The OSBI was able to locate the missing man, Terry Len Hause, less than 24 hours after the Harrah Police Department requested their assistance. Hause was last seen with his cousin, Chuck Dean White II, and two other family members in a Harrah apartment.
According to court documents, Hause and White had a history of constant fighting, with Hause carrying a knife for self-defense. On October 19, a cousin discovered a puddle of blood and noticed blood in the recliner in the living room. When questioned, White made a comment suggesting that his problem was gone.
Further investigation revealed that White had burned items, including a knife and shovel, at his uncle’s home in Choctaw. A tip from an Okfuskee county deputy/pastor led Harrah Police to report a possible homicide. Cell phone records guided OSBI agents to a dead-end road in McLoud, where they found Hause’s body with multiple lacerations to the head and face.
Investigators discovered knife marks and a possible bone fragment in the recliner at the apartment, indicating a violent altercation had taken place. White was later arrested by Spencer police after being spotted in his truck. During questioning, White claimed that he confronted Hause about an alleged molestation, which escalated into a fight where White struck Hause with a baseball bat.
The OSBI is continuing its investigation and encourages the public to provide any additional information. Tips can be sent to email@example.com.