HENRYETTA, Okla. (KFOR) – Since taking over the investigation into the Henryetta murder-suicide that left seven dead, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has now released a statement on the case.
On Monday, May 1, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol sent out an alert for 14-year-old Ivy Webster and 16-year-old Brittany Brewer.
Brewer’s father told KFOR that his daughter was supposed to be home on Sunday evening around 5 p.m., but she never showed up.
By Monday afternoon, the bodies of Webster and Brewer were found, along with the bodies of five others, on a Henryetta property rented by Jesse McFadden, a registered sex offender.
Detectives said McFadden shot his wife, Holly Guess, her children Tiffany Guess, Michael Mayo and Rylee Allen, along with their friends Brittany Brewer and Ivy Webster, before turning the gun on himself.
Justin Webster, Ivy’s father, told News 4 he wanted answers and closure. The property owner let the Webster family and KFOR inside the home where the murders took place.
“I feel that my daughter, even right now is standing behind me telling me, ‘Dad keep going, keep doing this,’” said Justin Webster.
The group found disturbing evidence, including sex and bondage items. They also found computers and the victims’ phones left behind.
“I want more done,” Justin Webster said.
The grieving family went back the next day and found even more evidence, raising even more questions.
“Local law enforcement had no idea of the value of what was left behind,” said Cameron Spradling, the attorney for one of the murder victim’s family.
After the family’s discoveries, Okmulgee County District Attorney Carol Iski informed them the OSBI would take over the investigation.
Since the takeover, the Webster family tells KFOR the OSBI’s investigators have brought in a U-Haul and searched the ponds on the property for evidence.
Now, the OSBI is releasing its own statement on the ongoing investigation.
The OSBI serves as the lead criminal investigative agency in Oklahoma through partnerships with other federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies. With original jurisdiction in limited crimes, the OSBI is jurisdictionally available by request to our partners for assistance in various capacities including investigative specialty services, partial, and full investigations.
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, Okmulgee County District Attorney Carol Iski requested the OSBI provide full investigative assistance and assume the lead role in the continuing investigation regarding the homicides of Holly McFadden, Tiffany Guess, Michael Mayo, Rylee Allen, Ivy Webster, and Brittany Brewer at the hands of Jesse McFadden.
The OSBI and our law enforcement partners recognize there is a tremendous amount of information being publicly presented, from a variety of sources, as it relates to this case. In tragedies such as this, when families and communities are grieving and looking for answers, the rapid flow of information, and in some instances speculation, can lead to misinformation being widely disseminated.
Since the misinformation can be a distraction to the families and friends working to navigate their grief and may compromise the investigation as it moves forward, the OSBI does want to furnish the following facts to help provide some clarification and prevent the further spread of unconfirmed information.
Since May 6, 2023, the OSBI has been communicating with the involved families, working to keep them informed on the progress and priorities in this case, and tirelessly processing items, conducting interviews, searching additional locations and property, and obtaining intelligence and documentation. Many of the investigative efforts have occurred with the support of other law enforcement agencies including the Grand River Dam Authority, the Okmulgee County District Attorney’s Taskforce, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
The investigative process is ongoing and will be lengthy, but is an attempt to determine what led up to and occurred during this incident. The work is also to discern whether there are other potential victims or suspects not yet identified.
While OSBI is aware there is information circulating that does not represent investigative facts, we will not attempt to address each aspect of the miscommunications. Pursuant to Oklahoma Statute 74 O.S. 150.5(D)(1), OSBI investigations are confidential and the OSBI cannot release detailed information regarding investigations to the public. This helps ensure the confidentiality and integrity of each investigation.
As we move through the investigation, the OSBI will continue to consider all available information and will conduct additional investigative activity necessary to evaluate information veracity. Anyone who has information relevant to this investigation may call the OSBI tip line at 1- 800-522-8017, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those providing information may remain anonymous.
OSBI understands that at the culmination of this investigation, there will be many facets of this case that will need to be addressed. Some of those are not under the purview of the OSBI, but for those that are, we will attempt to address them within our statutory guidelines. Future official updates regarding the progress of the investigation appropriate for public release will be provided by the OSBI or the Okmulgee District Attorney’s Office via a subsequent press release or on the official OSBI sites.
Going forward, OSBI will continue to work with the family and our law enforcement partners as we all look for greater understanding. We ask for the continued support of the family and friends of Holly, Tiffany, Michael, Rylee, Ivy, and Brittany.