Deputies Investigate Body Found In Okmulgee County River

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 12:10 pm
By: News On 6

Okmulgee County Deputies found a body on private property near the Deep Fork River that they believe it is that of a woman reported missing Monday.

The missing woman's name is Margerie Childers; her family said they called her Margie. They said she loved the outdoors, could noodle with the best of em', and would do just about anything for her family.

"We do believe it is her, by some photographs and pictures. We do have to confirm through the medical examiner’s office," said Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice.

Tuesday, Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said they may have found Margie's body along the Deep Fork River near Nuyaka. It's a heart wrenching ending for Ceilla Sexton, who said she's been looking for her sister since Saturday.

"I wasn't leaving this place. I didn't care if it took me a whole month. I wasn't leaving this place until I found my sister," said Sexton.  

Sheriff Rice said his office didn't receive a missing person’s report on Margie until Monday. Ceilla said she was on her way to start looking for her sister for the fourth day in a row when an Okmulgee County investigator called and told her they found a body and wanted her to wait at a nearby church with her family.

As soon as the investigator finished at the scene, she said she was told he would come directly to her.

"The families are the victims here. They are the ones that have to deal with it. We just try to be there for them and be supportive," said Rice.

The family said they need to know how Margie died and said the grief they feel over losing her will last a lifetime.

","published":"2019-03-12T17:10:08.000Z","updated":"2019-03-13T19:18:54.000Z","summary":"The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say a woman's body was found in the Deep Fork River Tuesday.