Body found in Deep Fork identified

Body found in Deep Fork identified
(Angel Ellis/Reporter)Pictured is Deep Fork River in northern Okmulgee County.

Angel Ellis/Reporter

Muscogee (Creek) Woman’s husband held as material witness

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma —Okmulgee County Sheriff Office (OCSO) has been able to positively identify human remains found in Deep Fork River as a Muscogee (Creek) woman, Margie Childers who was recently reported missing.

Authorities were dispatched to a location where a landowner had discovered the body.

“This morning we received a 911 call about possible human remains found in Deep Fork, in the Dentonville area,” Rice said in a March 12 press conference.

The area is in the northwest part of Okmulgee County.

Authorities were able to make the confirmation that it was Childers, who had been reported missing on March 11, by the end of the week.

Rice stated the violent crimes task force consisting of several agencies is assisting on the case. While the identity has been confirmed, cause of death investigation and reports from the medical examiner have not been completed.

Family members stated Childers had been missing several days before they were able to file a report. Her sister told news outlets she had spent the weekend leading up to the discovery of her sister body searching for her.

Her family had sent out Facebook posts prior to the official missing persons report hoping to learn more about her whereabouts.

Childers’ husband, Joe Childers is currently being held in Okmulgee County Jail.  He was picked up on a warrant according to Sheriff Rice. Joe Childers now remains in custody as a material witness to a homicide investigation.

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