$10,000 Reward Offered In LeFlore County Death

Wednesday, June 17th 2009, 12:36 pm
By: News On 6


LEFLORE COUNTY, OK -- Authorities in Oklahoma and New Jersey hope a reward will lead to clues in the death of Jody Rilee-Wilson.

Her body was discovered May 8th in the vicinity of Poteau Mountain near Heavener Runestone State Park, about 10 miles from where she lived with her husband and five-month-old baby.

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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says her vehicle was recovered June 12th in the parking lot of Pig Out Palace, off I-40 in Henryetta.

Jody Rilee-Wilson's family lives in Morris County in New Jersey.  She had married and moved to Wister, Oklahoma.

Her father, Jim Rilee, is the deputy mayor of Roxbury, New Jersey.

The Rilees say her husband reported her missing on May 9th, when he returned from an out-ofstate funeral. 

They say he had taken the couple's baby with him. 

Rilee-Wilson's parents say they last spoke to their daughter on May 4th, the day before her husband left for the funeral.

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There is a $10,000 reward being offered for information about her death.

"Right now, we feel there has to be more information out there.  Someone must have seen something," said Jody's father, Jim Rilee.

Anyone with information can call 1-800-SHERIFF (743-7433) or the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office at 918-647-2317 or the OSBI at 800-522-8017.