Officials announced on Monday that the bodies of seven individuals were discovered on a rural property in Oklahoma during a search for two missing teenagers and an adult man.
The property is located east of Henryetta, approximately 50 miles south of Tulsa, according to a spokesperson from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, NBC News reported.
Sheriff Eddy Rice of Okmulgee County stated that one of the bodies appeared to be that of Jesse McFadden, 39, as reported by the media present at the scene.
The official confirmation of McFadden’s identity, as well as the identification of the other individuals, will be conducted by the medical examiner’s office.
Earlier on Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol had issued a missing person advisory for McFadden and two teenage girls.
The advisory mentioned that Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16, were last seen at an address in Henryetta at 1:22 a.m.
It was believed that they may have been traveling with McFadden in his white Chevy Avalanche. However, the missing person advisory was later canceled on Monday afternoon, as reported by NBC News.
On Monday, a bench warrant was issued for McFadden in Muskogee County after he failed to appear in court on charges of child pornography and soliciting sexual conduct/communication with a minor.
According to court records, a jury trial was scheduled for Monday in relation to the case. However, McFadden’s lawyer has not yet provided any comment in response to the situation.
State records indicate that McFadden previously served a sentence of nearly 17 years in prison following his conviction for first-degree rape in 2003.
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