Father Grieves After 7 Bodies Found in Oklahoma: ‘I’m Lost’
A registered sex offender and the bodies of six people were found on a property near the town of Henryetta, Oklahoma, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Jesse L. McFadden, the 39-year-old sex offender, fatally shot six people including his wife and her three children, before taking his own life, authorities said Wednesday, per NBC.
The bodies were found at a property about 90 miles from Oklahoma City. The victims were shot in the head, said Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice. The victims were identified as Ivy Webster, 14; Brittany Brewer, 15; Michael Mayo, 15; Tiffany Guess, 13; Rylee Allen, 17; and Holly McFadden, 35, according to Prentice.
“I follow the evidence… and the evidence is that Jesse McFadden murdered six people and then killed himself,” said the police chief during a news conference on Wednesday. “I don’t have any evidence to indicate what the actual motive was.”
Two of the teen girls who were killed — Webster and Brewer – had been reported missing on Monday morning.
Brewer’s father told KFOR that he was notified that his daughter, who was supposed to be home on Sunday evening, was found dead. “I’m just lost,” he said. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I still think she’s going to walk in right behind me or walk up next to me. It still hasn’t sunken in that she’s gone.”
Janette Mayo said the sheriff’s office informed her late Monday that the victims included her daughter, Holly McFadden, and her grandchildren, Rylee Elizabeth Allen, Michael James Mayo and Tiffany Dore Guess. Mayo said Tiffany was close friends with Webster and Brewer, who were visiting the family for the weekend.
“He lied to my daughter, and he convinced her it was all just a huge mistake,” Mayo told AP on Tuesday. She said that McFadden had kept her daughter and the children “under lock and key.” She added, “He had to know where they were at all times, which sent red flags up.”
McFadden was scheduled to appear in court Monday for charges of soliciting sexual conduct with a minor and possession of child pornography, per the report.
This story was updated on May 3 at 7:50 p.m. ET to include reporting from NBC.
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