Seven bodies found in desperate search for teen girls
Police were searching for missing girls Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16, when they made the horrific discovery.
Police have confirmed finding seven bodies during their search for two missing teenage girls at the home of a convicted sex offender.
Authorities were searching a rural Oklahoma property in the US where sex offender Jesse McFadden lived when they found the bodies on Monday afternoon (local time), Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Gerald Davidson said.
The county issued an alert earlier in the day to share that 14-year-old Ivy Webster and 16-year-old Brittany Brewer were missing before authorities visited the property, Reuters reports.
"We're not going to discuss any of the facts of the case, but we are no longer looking. We believe to have found everything we were seeking this morning," Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice told reporters.
Identification of victims to follow
Other bodies likely included McFadden and members of his family, Rice said, cautioning that none of the victims had yet been formally identified by the county medical examiner. He also did not share any information about weapons that may have been discovered at the property.
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Mr Davidson said the Okmulgee County District Attorney's office was given a tip-off that the two girls might be at the property, leading to authorities to obtaining a search warrant. Authorities attended the scene twice, and discovered evidence that led them to the bodies, Reuters reports.
"We've had our share of troubles and woes, but this one is pretty bad," Sheriff Rice said.
"We believe there's no other threat to the community," he added.
"Our hearts go out to the families and friends, school mates and everyone else. It's a tragedy,"
with AAP and Reuters
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