On Monday afternoon, the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office said that seven dead had been discovered on a farm in rural Oklahoma during a search for two missing adolescent females who had been alleged to have been seen with a convicted sex offender.
Authorities have not confirmed whether or whether Ivy Webster, 14, or Brittany Brewer, 16, are among the seven victims who have yet to be named.
The ranch was located south of Tulsa, close to the county seat of Henryetta, and Sheriff Eddy Rice said the hunt for Ivy and Brittany had been called off when the remains were discovered there. Sheriff Rice said, “We believe that we have found everything that we were seeking this morning.”
The sheriff said he was unable to comment on the circumstances surrounding the seven fatalities, but that the investigation was proceeding as if they were homicides.
It was reported that the girls and Jesse L. McFadden were last seen together in Henryetta around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued a missing-persons notice for them.
Trial for child pornography and electronic solicitation of sexual behaviour or communication with a minor was set to begin Monday in Muskogee County for Mr. McFadden, 39, a registered sex offender and rapist.
After Mr. McFadden failed to show up for his Monday court date, the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
According to a Facebook post by the Sheriff’s Office, Ivy was reported missing when she did not return home on Sunday evening after spending the day with a friend on Saturday.