The 4 Oklahoma males whose dismembered our bodies have been present in a river have been severed in half, a mom of 1 the victims mentioned.
“My son and his friends were first shot multiple times, chopped in half at their waist and then thrown into the Deep Fork River to rot away,” Teresa Stevens, mom of Alex Stevens, informed the Each day Mail.
Alex Stevens, 29, left for a motorcycle journey with Mark Chastain, 32, his brother Billy Chastain, 30 and Mike Sparks, 32 on Oct. 9. The 4 have been then reported lacking after they didn’t return residence that night.
Solely two of the boys left with cell telephones, and each went straight to voicemail following their departure. Their our bodies have been discovered on the floor of Deep Fork River 5 days later.
Okmulgee police informed the grieving mom that the killer or killers had “chopped off one of their arms,” Stevens mentioned.
“It’s something you read about on the news, about what they did to my son and his friends,” mentioned Stevens. “To chop a body in half is what the drug cartels do to the dead. Whoever did this clearly wanted to send a message.”
The ugly particulars of the homicide lead Stevens to imagine that there was a couple of assassin, or least an confederate to assist with the disturbing killings.
“For one person to kill four grown men, chop their bodies up, and dump them in a river…I just can’t see one person doing all of that,” she mentioned. “Whoever did this had to have help.”
Police named convicted felon Joe Kennedy an individual of curiosity after officers discovered proof of a “violent event” that occurred at a scrapyard he owned within the Okmulgee space. One of many victims’ telephones final pinged within the salvage yard earlier than going useless, police mentioned.
Stevens mentioned she doesn’t know Kennedy personally, and doesn’t imagine her son did both, however isn’t stunned he’s doubtlessly concerned within the case.
“I’ve heard about him around town and from what I’ve heard he’s a person of questionable character,” Stevens mentioned.
Stevens was the one to report her son lacking Oct. 9 when he didn’t present as much as his shift at 11 p.m. that evening at a healthcare facility they each work at. The 2 usually carpool collectively since Alex doesn’t personal a automotive and it’s out of character for her son to overlook work, she mentioned.
She couldn’t attain him on his cellphone both as a result of he had “run out of minutes,” which is why he didn’t convey it on the bike journey.
Police imagine the boys had left to commit against the law, although aren’t certain what the foursome had deliberate.
“Even if they were up there at the salvage yard up to no good or drugs were involved, no one deserved to die,” Stevens mentioned.