Two bodies recovered amid missing Kansas moms investigation as search turns to murder probe

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Two bodies person been discovered successful a agrarian portion of Oklahoma amid an investigation into nan disappearance of a brace of Kansas mothers who went missing astatine nan extremity of March.

The remains were recovered successful agrarian Texas County Sunday and will beryllium “transported to nan Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner to find identification, origin and mode of death,” nan Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations said successful a station connected X.

Veronica Butler, 27, and Jillian Kelley, 39, some from Hugoton, Kansas, person been missing since March 30. The 2 moms had been driving successful Oklahoma to prime up Butler’s children for a day statement successful Kansas, ABC News reported.

Veronica Butler (left) and Jillian Kelley (right) person been missing since March 30. News Nation

The 2 women were considered acquaintances, arsenic Kelley supervised Butler’s visits pinch her children — who had been surviving pinch their paternal grandparent successful Eva, Oklahoma.

Officials said nan 2 moms were reported missing that time and their blood-soaked conveyance had been recovered abandoned successful agrarian Oklahoma, adjacent nan Kansas separator but nan brace were obscurity to beryllium found.

The time earlier nan bodies were found, 4 group were arrested and charged successful relationship pinch their disappearance.

Jilian Kelley supervised Butler’s visits pinch her children, arsenic some women were considered acquaintances. News Nation

Tad Bert Cullum, 43; Tifany Machel Adams, 54; Cole Earl Twombly, 50; and Cora Twombly, 44, were taken into custody Saturday and booked into nan Texas County Jail. 

All 4 suspects were charged pinch 2 counts of first-degree murder, 2 counts of kidnapping, and 1 count of conspiracy to perpetrate execution successful nan first degree.

Adams is nan paternal grandma of Butler’s children, and Cullum is her boyfriend, according to NewsNation.

Tad Bert Cullum (top left), Tifany Machel Adams (bottom left), Cole Earl Twombly (bottom right), and Cora Twombly (top right), were each taken into custody. AP

Cole and Cora Twombly person been successful an eight-year narration and are friends pinch Adams connected Facebook.

Several rule enforcement agencies were astatine properties successful Cimmaron and Texas Counties connected Saturday, including astatine Adams’ home.

One personification was arrested successful Cimmaron County while nan different 3 were charged successful Texas County.

Tifany Adams is nan paternal grandma of Butler’s children, and Cullum is her boyfriend, according to NewsNation. AP

Butler was allegedly successful nan mediate of a bitter custody conflict pinch nan begetter of her children and seeking much visitation time, arsenic she sought afloat custody.

Adams is said to person had custody of nan children astatine nan clip of Butler’s disappearance, KFOR reported.


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