Search continues for body of man believed killed near Lake Tenkiller in June 2016
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) -- Investigators are pleading with the public for information on the 2016 disappearance and suspected murder of a Webbers Falls man.
Matthew Fagan was last seen June 21, 2016 in the Cato Creek/Buzzard's Roost trail area of Sequoyah County. Investigators believe Fagan was the victim of a homicide. Three suspects were arrested a month after Fagan's disappearance but so far investigators haven't been able to locate his body.
The homicide investigation is ongoing with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office with help from the District 27 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Investigators believe there may be witnesses with information about Fagan's disappearance.
In a statement released Thursday, District Attorney Jack Thorp says investigators have learned occupants of a PT Cruiser may have encountered subjects involved in the homicide on the evening Fagan disappeared. Investigators are also looking for someone who was driving a red extended cab pickup truck that same evening in the Cato's Cove area as well as boat operators who may have seen a large blue object just slightly under water on Lake Tenkiller near Cato's Cove on the weekend of June 25, 2016.
Anyone with information is asked to call either the sheriff's office at (918) 775-1213 or the newly-established dedicated tip line at (918) 576-4853.
"This matter is a high priority for Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane and the District Attorney's Office," said Jack Thorp. "Please aid us in bringing justice to the perpetrators who caused Mr. Fagan's disappearance."