The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of a Cherokee County couple found Christmas Day.

Jack Denney, 65, and wife, Elaine, 66, were found shot to death in their home Tuesday when their daughter brought over Christmas gifts. Authorities believe they were shot sometime between Sunday and Tuesday because they were last seen Sunday.

OSBI agents and Cherokee County sheriff's deputies are following several leads, however information developed thus far has not produced any persons of interest.

Sheriff's Investigator Nate King said the victims were shot in the head and upper torso. Stan Florence, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation inspector, said authorities are still waiting on a report from the medical examiner's office. Undersheriff Jason Chennault said the report should also tell what caliber firearm was used in the shootings.

Florence said investigators are not at a dead end in the case, but need a little more time to put things together. There was no sign of forced entry into the home and no evidence of a struggle between the victims and the shooter.

Florence also said the couple had no problem with enemies.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting should contact the sheriff's office at 456-2583 or the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.

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