Seven people have recently been found dead on a rural property near a small town in Oklahoma. Among the deceased were two teenage girls, Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16, who had gone to the residence for a sleepover with the stepdaughter of the property owner, something they had reportedly done many times before.
Authorities suspect that Jesse McFadden, 39, shot and killed all the victims before committing suicide.
The girls had been friends with McFadden’s stepdaughter, Tiffany, for years and lived about a mile away from each other in Henryetta. However, the parents of the girls were unaware that McFadden was a convicted sex offender who had recently been released from prison.
Law enforcement went to McFadden’s house to serve a warrant for his arrest after failing to appear in court for child pornography charges. The parents of Ivy Webster and Brittany Brewer only learned about McFadden’s criminal past after an Amber Alert was issued for their daughters, who were reported missing.
The community is in shock, and the parents of the victims are questioning why they were not informed about the sex offender living nearby. They also wonder why McFadden was released from prison early after being convicted of first-degree rape in 2003 and serving only 17 years of a 28-year sentence.