“The District Attorney and the Sheriff will begin the process of getting Kennedy back to Okmulgee County,” Prentice said. “The murder investigation is ongoing and investigators continue to follow leads every day.”
The bodies of Mark Chastain, Billy Chastain, Mike Sparks, and Alex Stevens were found dumped in a river on Saturday. The Chastain brothers, Sparks, and Stevens had last been seen riding bikes on Oct. 9, prompting a weeklong search in a case that Prentice previously described as “unusual.” The river was outside the search party’s scope, and the men’s bikes were nowhere nearby. Location-tracking data showed they had visited two different salvage yards before Mark Chastain’s phone turned off, police said.
Kennedy spoke to police on Friday, and Prentice said he initially seemed cooperative. But after he was identified as a person of interest on Monday, he disappeared. His car was found abandoned behind a business in Morris, Oklahoma, but it was unclear how it got there.