7 people found dead in Okmulgee County field
By John Dobberstein, Editor
What started out as an Amber Alert for two missing teens has turned into a major tragedy.
The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department says it found the bodies of 7 people Monday in a field, including missing girls Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16. Their bodies were located on a property near Henryetta.
They had last been seen with Jesse McFadden, whose body was also found in a field.
Authorities said Monday morning that Webster went with a friend on Saturday to the McAlester area and was supposed to return home by 5 p.m. last Sunday but they were not heard from.
Fox 23 News reported that McFadden, his wife Holly and her three children, as well as Ivy and Brittany had not been in contact with anyone since Sunday.
The bodies were found on property where the McFaddens reportedly lived.
Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said authorities arrived on the property at about 3 p.m. with a search warrant and found the bodies. He would not get into details about the victims or how they died, or if any weapons were found. He added the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.
News on 6 reported that McFadden was a registered sex offender who was supposed to stand trial Monday, May 1, in Muskogee County.
He was charged in 2017 with using a contraband cell phone in prison to send sexual messages to a teenage girl.
McFadden was in prison at that time after being convicted of rape in 2003 in Pittsburg County.