DA's investigators launch tip line for man missing near Lake Tenkiller

Posted at 6:34 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 20:33:34-04

TULSA -- The district attorney in Sequoyah County launched a special tip line Tuesday to help bring the people suspected of killing a missing man to justice.

For over a year, search teams and investigators have been trying to find the body of Matthew Fagan.

Fagan went missing in June 2016 near the Cato Creek area of Lake Tenkiller.

Prosecutors charged the people last seen with Fagan that day with murder, but those charges were dropped this summer due to lack of evidence.

"...we didn't want to put ourselves in that situation, we didn't want the victim's family to be put in that situation," said District Attorney Jack Thorp.

Investigators for the DA are looking for more evidence to build a solid case.

"We want to make sure that we're doing this case right and are bringing these killers to justice," Thorp said.

Investigators are also tracking down three different leads.

  1. A report about someone saying a PT Cruiser encountered the group hiking with Fagan the day he went missing.
  2. A report about a sighting of a red extended cab pickup around the time Fagan disappeared.
  3. Investigators are trying to track down a call that came into the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office about the possbility of a body floating near the Cato Creek Area of Lake Tenkiller.

The district attorney's office just launched a special tip line (tips can be anonymous) for the Matthew Fagan case: (918) 576-4853

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