Prague, Oklahoma–A twenty year-old woman escaped hell by jumping through a window to flee her attacker and his accomplice. After being held captive and raped repeatedly, the young woman ran naked through the neighborhood looking for help. It is being alleged by the woman that, just a few hours earlier, twenty nine year-old Michele Elizebeth Gouker, and her brother, thirty nine year-old Glendon Gouker, murdered the girl’s nineteen year-old boyfriend and then shoved his body inside a metal barrel.
Ethan James Walton and his girlfriend had gone to the Gouker’s property to talk about a possible land deal. The rape victim said that, as she waited for her boyfriend in the car, Michele Gouker came and asked her to come “be a witness” to the signing of the paperwork. The young woman was then led to an outbuilding where she saw her boyfriend unconscious on the ground. He had been bludgeoned to death.
The woman told authorities that she had been raped several times and then taken inside the house and tied to a bed for a number of hours. Michele Gouker allegedly came into the bedroom several times to make certain that the woman was still tied down.
By some miracle, the young woman was able to get free and even armed herself with a kitchen knife. A detective stated, “While trying to get away, she stabbed Michele Gouker in the hand,”… “Then knowing she couldn’t get to the door, jumped out a window.”
The rape victim ran through a field and to a neighboring home. She was covered with blood.
Shortly after the escape, the police arrested the brother and sister, who were amazingly, at home when authorities arrived. One of their relatives came to pick up Michele Gouker’s four-year-old twins.
We have to ask ourselves, were the children actually at home during the (alleged) rapes?
Police retained a search warrant for the Gouker’s firewood business, about a mile away from the Gouker home. Ethan’s body was found sealed inside a fifty-five gallon drum. The victim’s feet had been tied and he had been handcuffed.
The brother and sister have been arrested for kidnapping and murder. Authorities expect to charge them with more crimes by the weekend. Both sit in jail with no bail.
This is an extremely disturbing case. For one, the victims were lured and deceived under the guise of a real estate deal. For another, a brother and his sister (allegedly) were a team in a murder, torture, kidnapping and violent rape. In addition, two four year-olds could have witnessed the violence.
People should be very careful about being alone in a secluded place with strangers. This is a world in which we can no longer trust seemingly benign situations, and if people don’t get it by now –women are very capable of being twisted, evil, and sexually corrupted.