OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. - The medical examiner's office has indicated the human remains a bow hunter found late last month in field near Bartlesville are those of the missing 62-year-old Timothy Hauser, reported missing in August.
Osage County Sheriff's Office investigator John Ferguson told 2NEWS that while the medical examiner has not yet completed his full report on the remains, the medical examiner notified the sheriff's office Monday he had positively identified the body as Hauser.
According to investigators, Hauser was last seen alive walking out of an area casino on the evening of Aug. 9. A search of the area back in August, only turned up Hauser's wallet on the side of the road.
Investigators believe Bartlesville residents Trysta Shaffer, 28, and Rusty Petty, 40, at some point that night met Hauser, robbed and beat him and left him for dead.
They arrested the two in August on robbery charges.
Ferguson told 2NEWS on Friday that morning he submitted to the district attorney's office two affidavits for arrest warrants on charges of first degree degree murder to be filed against Shaffer and Petty.
The third person in the case, Kathleen Roland, 36, arrested last month on a conjoint robbery charge, told investigators Shaffer and Petty showed up at her home in Bartlesville near the time of Hauser's disappearance.
She told investigators the two carried a wad of cash and Petty was is bloody clothes. Both individuals spoke of a man attacking them and Petty hitting him with a tire-iron, she said.
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