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Pre-meditated murder of single mom in rural Oklahoma remains a mystery

Forty-four-year-old Paula Ivey George was the mother of three sons. A Texas native, she had worked as a plant manager for a small company in Wakita, OKlahoma, later starting a a small business making lotions and soaps and was working as an electrician in April of 2013.

The attractive single mother had a lifelong love for animals and was active in 4-H and FFA in her younger days and stayed active in the organization through her boys. She loved showing cattle, sheep and goats.

Horses were her favorite. She broke horses and loved to ride an d was even a registered horse massage therapist. She would adopt any animal that needed adopting.

She spent countless hours helping children with 4-H and FFA projects. She was a member of the AQHA, ABGA, OYMGA and the Wakita United Methodist Church. She was active in school activities and was a former School Board Member for Wakita Schools.

Paula's Facebook page, which is still active to this day, talked about wildcats coming up to her rural home, her being excited about getting "an old lady" chainsaw that would start with just one pull, and her dislike of carpenters "who hide electrical boxes in the walls."

On the night of April 30, 2013, Paula was in the bedroom of her home, which was located at the intersection of Kiowa Road and Highway 132 between between Manchester and Wakita, when someone stepped on the porch and fired shots at her through her bedroom window. Paula was in bed at the time, leading investigators to speculate the killing was premediated and the killer knew the layout of her bedroom.

The shooting occurred between 10:30 p.m. and Midnight on April 30. Although the home was in a rural setting, the intersection where she lived was a high traffic area due to oilfield business being conducted throughout the surrounding


No public suspect has ever been identified in the case.

If you have information that might help in solving this seven-and-a-half year-old killing you are asked to contact Grant County sheriff Scott Sterling at 580-395-2356

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