A woman said Tuesday that her daughter and three grandchildren were among seven people found dead on a rural Oklahoma property, which followed a police operation to locate two missing teenage girls and a convicted sex offender.
Janette Mayo, 59, of Westville, Okla., said she was notified by police Monday night that the other four victims were her daughter Holly Guess, 35, and her granddaughter Rylee Elizabeth Allen, 17; Michael James Mayo, 15 and Lilia Dore Guess, 13.
Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said Monday that the coroner had to confirm the identities of the victims, but “we believe we found who we were looking for.” He adds that the bodies are believed to include 14-year-old Ivy Webster and 16-year-old Britannica Brewer, as well as Jesse McFadden, the juvenile suspect authorities say was traveling with.
“We stopped looking,” Rice said. “We believe we found everything we were looking for this morning. Our hearts go out to the families and friends, classmates and everyone in between.”
Officials declined to provide details on how they died or other details.
Hours earlier on Monday, a missing person report was issued to locate the girls. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued an advisory this afternoon.
Webster and Brewer reported that they were seen traveling with Jesse McFadden, who was on the state’s sex offender registry. Oklahoma Department of Corrections records indicate McFadden was convicted of first-degree kidnapping in 2003 and was released from prison in October 2020.
Court records show McFadden was scheduled to appear in court Monday for the start of a trial on charges of soliciting sexual intercourse with a minor and possession of child pornography. McFadden’s attorney did not return a message Monday afternoon.
British Brewer’s father told KOTV in Tulsa that one of his daughter’s bodies was found.
“Britain’s outgoing person. In fact, she was chosen as Miss Henryetta… this coming July to this national beauty pageant in Tulsa. Now she won’t be able to participate anymore because she’s dead. It’s gone,” cried Nathan Brewer.
In a separate incident in Okmulgee County, the bodies of four people were found Oct. 14. on the High Fork River in Okmulgee, a town of about 11,000 people about 40 miles south of Tulsa. Joseph Kennedy, 68, faces four counts of premeditated murder in that case.
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