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Authorities investigate after three found dead, including two children, in rural Payne County

Posted at 11:10 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 13:10:54-04

RIPLEY, Okla. — The Payne County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a possible murder-suicide in the county that left three people dead, including two children.

At about 11:26 p.m. on Tuesday, the Payne County Sheriff's Office received information from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office regarding a missing persons case.

Authorities learned of a last known location for a missing person, which was in rural Payne County, near Highway 108 and 56th Street. Deputies responded to the scene and found a vehicle belonging to the missing person.

Upon more investigation at the scene, deputies found the person and two children who were deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicated the incident was a murder-suicide, officials said.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office will determine an official cause of death.

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