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Six victims in Okmulgee County shot to death, suspect believed to have killed self

Posted at 10:28 AM, May 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-04 09:48:54-04

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. — Monday morning Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued an endangered missing advisory for two teens out of Okmulgee County. The teens were believed to be with a man.

This led to a massive search involving Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, OSBI and many other law enforcement agencies in the Henryetta area. On Monday afternoon, investigators found seven bodies on a property in Henryetta.

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In the Wednesday afternoon conference Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice revealed that preliminary autopsy reports show six victims were shot in the head, some shot in the head multiple times.

News conference on Okmulgee County homicides

They believe Jesse McFadden shot himself in the head. The victims are officially been identified as :

Ivy Webster, 14
Brittany Brewer, 16
Rylee Allen, 17
Tiffany Guess, 13
Michael Mayo, 15
Holly Guess McFadden, 35

Investigators traced the 9 mm gun used in the shootings to Holly McFadden. It was purchased in January 2022.

Earlier this week, Janette Mayo talked to 2 News Oklahoma and said four of the seven killed were her daughter and her three grandchildren. Mayo identified her daughter, Holly Guess, 35, and her three grandchildren, Rylee Elizabeth Allen, 17, Michael James Mayo, 15, and Tiffany Dore Guess, 13. Mayo also told the Associated Press the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office notified her late Monday that the four died on the property where Jesse McFadden lived. Family members say Ivy and Brittany were at McFadden's home to have a sleepover with Tiffany, McFadden's stepdaughter.

A prayer Vigil was held at 7:00 p.m. in the Henryetta Knight Center Gym.

Prayer Vigil Held for Families Affected

Henryetta Public Schools released a statement for students and parents who are grieving:

"At this time, we are all grieving over the tragedy of the loss of several of our students. Our hearts are hurting, and we have considered what would be best for our students in the coming days. We will have school, and this will be an extremely difficult day.

We want to ensure that all students have access to grief counseling & the support of faculty & friends. We will have mental health professionals & faith-based clergy on hand, but we understand if you feel it is more appropriate to keep your student at home. Please continue to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you."

School officials showed 2 News Oklahoma the memorials and therapy dogs at the school to help students and teachers mourn.

A GoFundMe is set up for the families of Ivy Webster and Brittany Brewer.

A third GoFundMe was set up for Holly, Rylee, Michael and Tiffany.

What happened?

This started as an endangered alert for Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16. The teens were last seen May 1st around 1:30 a.m. in Henryetta. Investigators said a man named Jesse McFadden was suspected in the girls' disappearance. McFadden has a criminal history, including convictions of rape and larceny in Pittsburg County in 2004. He is also on the sex offender registry.

McFadden was due in court Monday for soliciting a minor and possessing child pornography.

WATCH a timeline of the investigation:

7 dead in Okmulgee County timeline

2 News later learned in addition to the missing teens, no one heard from McFadden's stepdaughter Tiffany, her two siblings, and McFadden's wife. Ivy's mother told 2 News said Ivy's Life360 was turned off, and it is unusual for her not to respond to calls or texts.

Multiple law enforcement officers and the medical examiner responded outside McFadden’s home and property in Henryetta, waiting on a search warrant. They did go onto the property to search on Monday afternoon.

A white Chevy Avalanche with the tag is an Oklahoma tag with LRW-469 was suspected in the case. 2 News crews put up a drone near McFadden's property and spotted the vehicle on property across the street from McFadden's home. 2 News Oklahoma Anchor Erin Christy talked to that homeowner who told her he talked to McFadden on Saturday and said McFadden asked to park there because he was “hiding it from a family member.”


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.

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