STIDAM, Okla. – The search for a young mother from McIntosh County became official Tuesday morning, when OSBI and other agencies served search warrants at Peggy McGuire's home and property.
After three weeks with no word from the 28-year-old, investigators and her family are starting to fear the worst. Donnie Davis is McGuire's stepfather. He says, "We don't know what to expect. It's been so long. A lot of things go through your head."
Davis says McGuire is a dedicated nurse and mother. He says she would never abandon her young son.
Peggy McGuire was last seen the morning of November 16 at a home in Stidham she shares with her live-in boyfriend and the couple's 8-year-old son.
Early the following morning, Peggy's truck was left at a rural bar called "T&J's Ice House.” But it's hard to tell from the video who was driving the vehicle. OSBI has processed the truck for evidence.
OSBI Assist. Special Agent in Charge Jenny Virden says, "We are searching the properties surrounding her residents."
Virden says OSBI is using all its resources to search for McGuire, including calling in help from other agencies, such as McIntosh County deputies and troopers. Search dogs from the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse police spent Tuesday searching for any sign of Peggy's scent.
A volunteer from Tulsa brought in his collection of drones to shoot video of the search area. Investigators are reviewing the video for possible clues.
It's a huge step forward in what has, until now, been a search that was led entirely by Peggy's loved ones and volunteers.
"Well I'm glad. Her mother is glad too,” says Davis. “It’s what we wanted. We feel they are doing the job now."
Anyone with information is asked to call OSBI or the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.
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