OKMULVEE, Okla (AP) — Four Oklahoma men last seen on their bicycles more than a week ago were shot and dismembered, police said Monday, and a man believed to be an interesting person has been identified. since then disappeared.
Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said: bodies found late last week in the Deep Fork River are those of the four missing friends: Mark Chastain, 32, Billy Chastain, 30, Mike Sparks, 32, and Alex Stevens, 29.
The men are said to have left a house in Okmulgee by bicycle on the evening of October 9. The police chief said the official cause of death was pending but all four men had gunshot wounds and their bodies had been dismembered.
Police on Friday interviewed a man who owns a scrap yard in the area, but that man has since been reported missing and may be suicidal, Prentice said. No charges have been filed.
The bodies were discovered Friday after a passerby saw something suspicious in the river near a bridge, police said. The bikes have not yet been found, Prentice said.
The men were all from Okmulgee, which has a population of about 11,000 and is about 40 miles south of Tulsa.
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