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Mom seeks answers in Seminole teen’s death


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. – Almost a month after her son’s body was discovered under a bridge in rural Seminole County, Glenda Brown said she’s still seeking answers.

She buried her son,19-year-old Dalton Brown, Saturday.

His body was discovered in rural Seminole County Nov. 17.

“They said, ‘He’s dead.’ I said, ‘What?’ They said, ‘He’s dead. We found him under the bridge,'” Brown said.

Her son’s body was under that bridge for 10 days while his mom frantically searched everywhere for him.

“I went to all of his friends’ house, I started making phone calls,” Brown said.

The day she finally decided to call the sheriff is the day they discovered his body.

“We got a tip from a guy that came into the sheriff’s office and told us he believed this guy had murdered somebody,” Seminole County Chief Deputy Chris Conn said.

Conn said 20-year-old Jace Conger admitted to the crime but it took four hours of searching to find the body.

“He took us to four different bridges and he could not remember.  He could just remember they were close together,” said Conn.

According to the affidavit, “Jace advised Dalton was going to attempt to sell a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle and he agreed to give him a ride to do so.”

“Jace stated Dalton removed the .22 caliber rifle from his pocket and pointed it at him and told him to pull over on the side of the road and get out.”

“Jace stated that as Dalton came around the front passenger side of the vehicle he shot Dalton in the face one time with his pistol.”

“Jace and Dacota (Wright) then loaded Dalton into the back-end of the van and drove around for approx. 30 more minutes. Jace advised while they were driving around Dalton was still alive because he could hear him moaning and choking on what he thought was his own blood.”

“He was born on my birthday,” Brown said. “He had ‘mom’ tattooed on his foot like that.”

Brown said her son’s death leaves her with more questions than answers and she hopes the men responsible pay for their actions.

The investigation has been turned over to the Seminole County District Attorney’s office.

Conn said he believes Jace Conger will be charged with first-degree murder and Dacota Wright will be charged with accessory after the fact.