Woman’s’ husband held in custody as material witness
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — In a press conference, Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice, told reporters human remains found in Deep Fork River are believed to be those of a Muscogee (Creek) woman who was recently reported missing.
“This morning we received a 911 call about possible human remains found in Deep Fork, in the Dentonville area,” Rice said. “Deputies were able to confirm that it was human remains.
The area Sheriff Rice is referring to is in the northwest part of Okmulgee County.
Sheriff Rice told news reporters that he does believe that the body is related to a missing person report filed with OCSO March 11.
“We do believe that a report that came in the day before of a missing female by the name of Margie Childers, that this is the individual we were looking for,” Rice said. “The medical examiner is going to confirm it today or tomorrow.”
Rice stated the violent crimes task force consisting of several agencies is assisting on the case.
The family stated on Facebook that Childers went missing a week ago, but according to Sheriff Rice, the missing person report was not filed until March 11.
Childers’ husband, Joe Childers is currently being held in Okmulgee County Jail. He was picked up on a warrant according to Rice.
As of March 12, those charges were updated. Joe Childers is being held on one charge of escape from arrest and as a material witness to a homicide investigation.