Family Says Missing Cushing Man Found, Prayers Answered

Friday, January 28th 2011, 3:23 pm
By: News On 6

CUSHING, Oklahoma -- The family of a missing Cushing man believes the body of a man discovered at Keystone Dam on Wednesday is John Baker.

Baker's daughter, Carmen Matherly, say her prayers have been answered. Friends and family prayed at a recent prayer vigil to bring Matherly's dad home and with the discovery on January 26, 2011, she believes God has answered her prayer.

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Matherly says there is no doubt in her mind, the body discovered at the base of the dam is her father, based on clothing description and a tattoo.

1/26/2011 Related Story: Tulsa County Sheriff: Body Found At Keystone Dam

The state Medical Examiner's Office is using dental records to confirm the ID.  John Baker, 66, was reported missing in November 2010.

It was Matherly who found Baker's abandoned truck near I-244 and Memorial shortly thereafter.

Baker's family is still offering a $15,000 reward that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed John Baker.

If you have that information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.