Two Found Dead In Bristow Motel; OSBI Suspects Foul Play

Monday, March 30th 2015, 11:26 pm
By: News On 6

Two people were found dead at a Bristow motel, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is helping with the case and said foul play is suspected.

A cleaning woman found the two bodies in a motel. She cried as she described what she saw and said she was heartbroken because she knew one of the victims. She said he was just a teenager.

OSBI investigators said 31-year-old Ruth Rex and 19-year-old Jake Wright died in a room at the Carolyn Inn motel in Bristow.

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Michele Cato knew the victims, and knew Wright well.

“He'd strike up a conversation with anybody and it was always, he was funny, he was really funny. Sweet kid," she said.

Cato works at the motel and said she saw Wright when he gave her a cigarette around 2:00 Sunday morning, nine hours before Rex and Wright were found dead.

"There was blood, so much blood. I didn't go all the way in, I just looked from the door. I didn't want no part of it," Cato said.

She said the two were a couple, but didn't know much about their relationship.

She said there was a meth pipe in the room, and said they were stabbed.

The room where it happened is now empty, and Wright's brother left flowers at the door.

Directly above the room is Josh Westmoreland. He's been staying at the motel while working in the area, although he now wants to stay somewhere else.

"I guess people thought it was drugs there for a little bit, and we found later they were stabbed, I guess," he said.

Cato's concern is that Rex has children who will grow up without her, and Wright was just a teen who probably got mixed up in something bad.

She feels like Wright was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Investigators are searching for more information and ask anyone that may be able to help call OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.