Bodies found in Oklahoma believed to be missing Texas couple

Two bodies were found Tuesday on a property in rural Oklahoma in the search for Jenna Scott her friend Michael Swearingin, who have been missing since Jan. 4. (Family photos/KOTV photo)

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Police in Texas say the bodies of a woman and man found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma are those of two missing central Texas residents.

The Temple Police Department says in a statement that a preliminary investigation indicates the bodies are those of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin. Police say their families have been notified.

The bodies were recovered Tuesday from clandestine graves in Okfuskee County, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.

Officials say the two friends were reported missing Jan. 4 and that on Jan. 9 they obtained new information about the friends' disappearance.

Authorities say the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Oklahoma will make positive identification after autopsies.

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1/16/2019 12:07:52 PM (GMT -6:00)