An aspiring teacher. An “amazing angel.” Three siblings and their mother. They were among the seven people found dead Monday at an Oklahoma property where a few teenage friends had planned to have a sleepover, relatives said.
Authorities in Okmulgee County have offered few details about the bodies discovered just outside the rural community of Henryetta, including how they died or who killed them.
Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said Monday that convicted rapist Jesse McFadden, who had been scheduled to appear at trial Monday on charges of child pornography and soliciting sexual conduct/communication with a minor, appeared to be among the dead.
The medical examiner’s office would confirm his and the other identities, Rice said.
Families identify victims
Nathan Brewer said in an interview Tuesday that the state medical examiner’s office told him that his daughter, Brittany Brewer, 15, died of a gunshot wound to the head.
She was one of two teens who police had issued an alert for Monday, saying they were last seen at 1:22 a.m. Monday at an unspecified address in Henryetta and were believed to have been traveling with McFadden in his white Chevrolet Avalanche.
The state’s chief medical examiner, Eric Pfeifer, did not respond to a request for comment about Brittany’s cause of death.
Joe Prentice, a spokesman for the violent crime task force investigating the deaths, declined to comment, saying no information will be released until all autopsies were complete.
Janette Mayo wrote on Facebook and told The Associated Press that her daughter, Holly Guess, was found dead on the property, as were her three children — Rylee Elizabeth Allen, Michael James Mayo and Tiffany Dore Guess.
Holly Guess married Jesse McFadden last year, according to marriage records filed with Okmulgee County.
Mayo, 59, told The AP that the sheriff’s office said her daughter and grandchildren had died from gunshot wounds.
Mayo did not respond to requests for comment. But in her Facebook post she named McFadden as the killer and called him a “monster.”
“My daughter loved her children and yes she married the man who killed them but she was fooled by his charm,” Mayo wrote. “I have a hole in my heart that he created by his actions.”