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Sex Offender Accused Of Murdering 6, Including 5 Kids, Was Supposed To Go On Trial The Next Day

Henryetta, OK – Family members are releasing more details about the seven dead bodies found on a sex offender’s property in Okmulgee County on Monday as investigators continue to comb through evidence.

Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice told reporters after the bodies were discovered that two of the victims were believed to be 14-year-old Ivy Webster and 16-year-old Brittany Brewer, who had been reported missing hours earlier, the Associated Press reported.

Janette Mayo, 59, said the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office notified her late on May 1 that the other four victims were her daughter, 35-year-old Holly Guess, and her grandchildren, 17-year-old Rylee Elizabeth Allen, 15-year-old Michael James Mayo, and 13-year-old Tiffany Dore Guess.

The seventh body was believed to be that of 39-year-old Jesse McFadden, the Associated Press reported.

Oklahoma’s Sex Offender Registry shows McFadden is a registered sex offender who was convicted of first-degree rape in 2003, KTUL reported.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections records showed that he was released from prison in 2020, KOKI reported.

In 2017, he was accused of sexting an underage girl from prison.

Police said McFadden was due to stand trial on May 1 on charges of soliciting sexual conduct with a minor and possession of child pornography in that case, KOKI reported.

The victim in that incident told authorities that McFadden was texting her the night before his trial and blamed her for what was about to happen.

“I did exactly what I promised I would do when I got out I got a marketing job making great money and was being advanced been there 2 years now and made a great life like I promised I would do with you,” the sex offender allegedly texted his victim.

“Now it’s all gone,” McFadden’s texts to the girl continued. “I told you I wouldn’t go back.”

“This is all on you for continuing this,” he ended the exchange, according to KOKI.

The bodies were found on McFadden’s property the next day.

Janette Mayo said that McFadden had been controlling since her daughter married him, but the family didn’t learn about her son-in-law’s criminal history until a few months ago.

“He lied to my daughter, and he convinced her it was all just a huge mistake,” Mayo told the Associated Press. “He was very standoffish, generally very quiet, but he kept my daughter and the kids basically under lock and key. He had to know where they were at all times, which sent red flags up.”

Mayo said her youngest granddaughter, Tiffany Guess, was good friends with Brewer and Webster and had invited her friends to spend the weekend with her family on McFadden’s Henryetta property.

Sheriff Rice has so far declined to release any details about the investigation, but the distraught grandmother told the Associated Press that the sheriff’s department had told her that her daughter and the children were all found shot to death in various locations across the sex offender’s property.

Justin Webster, Ivy Webster’s father, said his daughter had gone with her friends to spend time on a ranch in McAlester where McFadden had been working, the Associated Press reported.

The father said law enforcement had told him that some of the victims appeared to have been lined up and shot.

Justin Webster described McFadden as unusual but said he had no idea the man was a sex offender, the Associated Press reported.

“I would say he was weird,” he explained. “He was always getting into his kids’ phones and reading all their snap messages and all that. It wasn’t in a way of a concerned parent. It was more of keeping tabs on the kids.”

Ivy Webber’s parents reported her missing on May 1 after the parents hadn’t been able to reach their daughter for a couple of days and authorities put out an alert about the girls.

Sheriff Rice confirmed that seven bodies had been found at a property located near Holly Road and South 240 Road at a press conference later that afternoon, KOKI reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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