FBI, Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Search For Possible 2013 Homicide Victim

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 8:49 am
By: News On 6

FBI agents and Rogers County deputies are searching a pond in the Oologah area for a body connected to a possible 2013 homicide.

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said they got a tip from the Norman Police Department that two people killed a man in the Oologah area back in 2013, then cut up his body with a chainsaw and threw him into a pond.

Right now, there are two people of interest in the case, but their names are not being released at this time.

Walton said the property is owned by a relative of one of those two people. One of the persons of interest was home when agents served a warrant Tuesday morning, and that person is being interviewed.

The FBI agents are part of the evidence recovery team from around the country. More than a dozen agents brought in specialized equipment to search the pond for human remains and a gun. 

Authorities said the plan is to search for the next three days. They are also using cadaver dogs.

The Rogers County Search and Rescue Team is assisting. The Minuteman Disaster Response out of Texas has a command post set up to help feed search crews and set up other facilities for their use.

Sheriff Walton said it's very early in the investigation, but he's thankful for the help and resources.

"If we do, in fact, have and find a victim - certainly it has the ability to provide closure to somebody that lost a loved one," he said.

News On 6 will continue to update this developing story.