Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Missing Hiker As Homicide


Friday, July 1st 2016, 8:22 pm
By: News On 6


The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it is now treating a missing hiker investigating as a homicide.

Sheriff Ron Lockhart said stories of people hiking with Matthew Fagan are not adding up. He also said two persons of interest are in custody, being held on unrelated charges.

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Lockhart said they are still searching the area around Lake Tenkiller where Fagan was hiking and have used dive teams to search the lake.

Fagan was last seen around 3:30 p.m. on June 21 near Cato Creek.

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Authorities say he was hiking with three other people but decided to go back to the car before his friends. When the others returned, he wasn’t there.