UPDATE: Muscogee Nation update information, “Tonight, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Ares Muse, and to the men and women representing over 20 different agencies that worked tirelessly to find him.”
The two-year-old boy was gone from his parents bed when they awoke at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
“We are saddened to update that the Creek Nation has confirmed Ares Muse was found deceased this evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” — Oklahoma Highway Patrol
OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol release details regarding a missing child on behalf of the Creek Nation on Monday.
“We are utilizing our resources to help search for this missing child. He was last seen in the area of Highway 56 and East 1100 Road in Okfuskee County.” —OHP
The missing child crawled into bed with his parents at approximately 1:30 AM. When the father woke up at 6:30 AM, he noticed the boy not in bed and nowhere to be found inside the home.
The male child is 2-years-old, Ares Muse.
Authorities do not believe this is an abduction.
Okemah, Oklahoma is about 2 1/2 hours SW of Joplin area.
Authorities ask if anyone has information, please call 911.
Captain Jerre Lee Smith of the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse. He informed me he is the lead investigator for the tribe on this case. He is requesting ERT personnel to assist with a grid search of this extremely rural area. He has also requested air support to assist with the search efforts. There are numerous agencies currently on the scene. Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Creek Nation, DOC blood hounds, Tribal K9’s, Okfuskee County Emergency Management, Seminole County Emergency Management, Okmulgee County Emergency Management, District 22 DA office, FBI, State Troopers and more resources en route. — 1 PM Update OHP
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