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Four Friends Went Missing In Oklahoma And Police Later Found Their Dismembered Remains. But, Who Is Responsible?

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Source: Okmulgee police; MEGA

Oct. 18 2022, Published 9:28 a.m. ET

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Four missing men in Oklahoma were found dismembered and murdered, now police are trying to find the killer.

The recent developments out of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, added a new layer to the investigation that has left families shocked.

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Investigators have found a person of interest in the case, Joe Kennedy, and are working to find him. They have already spoken to him once, but he denied involvement in the case.

Last week, Okmulgee police asked for the public’s help finding Mark Chastain, 32, Billy Chastain, 30, Mike Sparks, 32, and Alex Stevens, 29. All four were close friends and believed to have left the Chastains’ home around 8 p.m. on Oct. 9 while riding bicycles.

Police said attempts to call the men were successful.

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Initially, police said there were no signs of foul play in the case. But, days later, the remains of the four men were dismembered before being dumped in the Deep Fork River, according to KOTV. They had all been shot.

"It would take a considerable amount of time to put the bodies in the condition that they were and then dump them in the river," said police Chief Joe Prentice said, according to the station.

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Police have now started a murder investigation and want to talk to Kennedy. He owns a salvage yard next to where investigators found blood.

Investigators found his car abandoned, but not him. Officials were quick to say he is only a person of interest and not a suspect.

The development of the missing persons case turning into a murder has left family and friends of the victims in disbelief.

Investigators found his car abandoned, but not him. Officials were quick to say he is only a person of interest and not a suspect.

The development of the missing persons case turning into a murder has left family and friends of the victims in disbelief.

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