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Thu January 21, 2010

Missing Man Located

Okmulgee, OK – MEDIA RELEASE

OKMULGEE COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE
315 W. 8TH ST, STE 102
OKMULGEE, OK 74447
918/756-4311 MAIN
918/758-1208 FAX


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2010

CONTACT:
Chief Deputy Smokey Patchin
918/756-4311

RE: MISSING PERSON - BODY FOUND


Okmulgee, Okla. - On the afternoon of January 20, 2010 the body of a missing 49 year old Henryetta man STEPHON TURRENTINE was recovered from a farm pond near Grayson, Okla. by the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Muscogee Creek Nation Emergency Management and the Morris Fire Department

STEPHON TURRENTINE's body was identified at the scene and his family was notified by the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

In a rural area of the county which was previously searched by friends and his family members, as-well-as the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, a local rancher discovered the body in a farm pond on his property.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiners office took possession of the body and will performing an autopsy to determining the cause of death.

STEPHON TURRENTINE of Henryetta, Okla. was last seen by his family on December 16, 2009 at around 9:00 PM. Mr. Turrentine was walking south on Highway 52 between Morris and Grayson in rural Okmulgee County.