• Abigail Hall

Multiple agencies investigate missing woman case

Originally published at Muskogee Phoenix July 21, 2018]


Muskogee police and members of other state agencies spent Friday investigating a missing person case.


Kristyn Richerson, 51, was reported missing between July 6-8, although she has been missing since May 25, according to the report.


Muskogee police officers arrived at her home in the 1300 block of Houston Street at 10:30 a.m. Friday.


When police searched Richerson’s home, they found Carl Bryce, Richerson’s neighbor, in the home, said Cassie McGovern, a friend of Richerson’s, who was also present in the home when police arrived.


McGovern said there was a stand-off between Hudson and the police before he was escorted to a patrol car and driven away.


At 3 p.m., police, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents and the State medical examiner were on site. Police cars blockaded the area at Locust and Houston streets and Houston, North N and Summit streets.


Friends and neighbors gathered on front lawns and in cars nearby watching and waiting for news.


The medical examiner was in the backyard of Richerson’s home – digging a hole, sifting through evidence with rakes and placing evidence tags.


Several Muskogee police officers raked through a large section of brush on Richerson’s front yard – fallen tree limbs and overgrown property.


McGovern and her cousin, Cody Campbell, approached the police at 4:30 p.m. Campbell was patted down, voluntarily entered a patrol car and was driven away.


“He just wanted to talk to them,” McGovern said about Campbell.


Shortly before 6 p.m., all officers and investigators packed up for the evening.


Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge said the investigation is open, and officers will return to the scene Saturday morning. He said he could not release any other information.

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