Bodies Found In Okfuskee County Believed To Be Missing Pair From Texas
Temple Texas Police believe Two bodies found in Okfuskee County are connected to a missing persons investigation out of Central Texas.
Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin were last heard from 12 days ago. Police believe the missing Texans were found dead in Oklahoma. Multiple law enforcement agencies in two states are searching for evidence to find out how and where Jenna and Michael died.
"Michael is such a sweet, fun loving, young man and he has always loved the lord” said Vickey Dorsey a family friend.
CBS Affiliate KWTX IN Waco Texas spoke with a family friend of Michael Swearingin who along with others has been searching for him and Jenna Scott.
“People have been very kind and gracious to let us put these…flyers” said Dorsey.
Search crews were all hoping that Swearingin and Scott would be found safe. People even taking to social media -- for information on their whereabouts.
"Working as a group and using social media and all the resources that we can to try to locate them” said Jonathan Scott, Jenna’s father.
But the search turned into a death investigation today when two bodies were found in rural Okfuskee County. OSBI Agents along with the Sheriff's Office are working together to find out if the pari were killed in Oklahoma or in Texas.
"We had information and we started looking for a certain area and we were able to find it with help from other agencies" Undersheriff RL Wilbourn of the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Office.
Temple Texas Police say they believe the bodies are those of Swearingin and Scott but have t wait for the State Medical Examiners Office's report.
"I don't think this at all has anything to do with our community, other than just a site" Undersheriff RL Wilbourn, Okfuskee County.
Jenna Scott's estranged ex-boyfriend Cedric Marks was arrested in Michigan for burglary out of Temple Texas last week. He is being questioned about the disappearance.
Officials in Minnesota say they an old case of another former girlfriend of Marks is being reopened. The woman went missing and was never found. If you know anything contact Police.