Okmulgee County deputies end search for missing man

Alan Lankford

UPDATE: On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office announced that Lankford’s body was found by a K9 team.

Investigators have not released his cause of death, but say foul play is not suspected.

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities in Okmulgee County are searching for a missing man who may be armed.

Officials with the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help finding 60-year-old Alan Lankford.

Lankford was last seen on Thursday at his home in Nuyaka. Investigators believe he left his home on foot since his vehicle is still at the house.

Authorities say Lankford has expressed a desire to harm himself in the past, and he may be armed.

Lankford stands at 5’7″ tall, weighs 185 pounds, has hazel eyes and gray hair. He is possibly wearing a white t-shirt, blue Wrangler jeans, a black Harley Davidson hat and Muck boots.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the sheriff’s office at (918) 756-4311.