Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


4 friends killed in Oklahoma, dismembered and thrown in river

Four close friends who mysteriously disappeared in Oklahoma were killed in a “violent” shooting at a scrapyard, dismembered and thrown in a river, according to police.

The owner of the scrapyard, Joe Kennedy, is a person of interest in the quadruple murder, Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said at a news conference Monday. Prentice stressed that Kennedy has not been named a suspect.

Police said Monday that Kennedy was missing. On Tuesday, police said he was found in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, and arrested for allegedly driving a car that had been reported stolen in Okmulgee County.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The victims, Mark Chastain, 32, Billy Chastain, 30, Mike Sparks, 32, and Alex Stevens, 29, were last seen leaving one of their homes in Okmulgee on the night of Oct. 9, reportedly riding bicycles, according to Okmulgee police.

“I’ve worked over 80 murders in my career … but this case involves the highest number of victims and it’s a very violent event,” the chief said.

The victims planned to commit a crime that night, Prentice said Monday, citing an individual who had been asked to participate but declined. Police do not know what the alleged planned crime involved.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


A report of an active shooter at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey prompted a lockdown, but the military base lifted the precaution...


At least 18 people were killed in Wednesday’s shootings in Lewiston, Maine, Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday in a news conference. Another 13 were...


Robert Card, the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting rampage, is facing eight counts of murder, Maine State Police Col. William G. Ross said. Authorities have...


President Joe Biden in a statement Thursday called the rampage in Lewiston, Maine, “yet another senseless and tragic mass shooting,” and urged Republican lawmakers...

Copyright © 2018-2023 The African Press