Two Bodies Recovered amid Search for Missing Kansas Mothers

Authorities said Sunday the bodies of two Kansas mothers have been found in Texas County, Oklahoma.

Officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said the body was taken to the medical examiner’s office, where it will be identified. Oklahoman report Sunday.

OSBI Said Authorities will also work to determine the cause and manner of death, adding that the investigation is ongoing.

The news comes as law enforcement officials search for two Kansas mothers, identified as 27-year-old Veronica Butler and 39-year-old Jillian Kelly.

The women went missing in the Oklahoma Panhandle over Easter weekend. The women set out to pick up their children, but never arrived at their destination, and their car was found abandoned in Texas County, near Elkhart, Kansas.

“Authorities say four people have been arrested in connection with the woman. All four were arrested Saturday on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. They were each taken to a Texas county jail. No formal charges have been filed. Oklahoman.

OSBI share Mugshots of those arrested posted on social media on Saturday. The suspects were identified as Tad Burt Cullum, Tiffany Machelle Adams, Cole Earl Twombly, and Cora Twombly.

According to court documents, Butler and the children’s father. involved NBC News reported on Sunday:

Tiffany Adams, the grandmother of Butler’s two children, was on her way to pick her up, News Nation reported.

“We know that Adams was fighting against further visits,” the news outlet said. Said:

The paper also noted that Kelly was “a court-approved supervisor during Butler’s visitation,” adding that Butler had recently filed a petition seeking full custody of the children.