TCSO, OHP Dive Team Resume Search For Missing Turley Mother and Son

KTUL-Tulsa - March 27, 2022 8:19 pm

TURLEY, Oklahoma – The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for more evidence connected to three people who went missing in Turley last October.

Since then only the body of Jack Grimes has been found.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol searched his property Sunday morning with the sheriff’s office, saying there wasn’t a particular reason or tip that led them to search the area.

Deputies said it has just been too long without any new information and they want answers.

“In the years I’ve been at the sheriff’s office, I’ve never seen a case quite this unusual,” said Casey Roebuck, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office director of communications.

Its been five months since Jack Grimes and Dwayne Selby went missing after attempting to travel to Fort Worth for a horse show.

The week after the pair went missing, Selby’s mother, Glenda “Cookie” Parton, also went missing while searching for her son and his friend.

“Cookie’s car was found on Highway 75, which is a straight shot,” said Roebuck. “It’s not very far from here and then soon after, Jack’s red sedan was found at Mohawk Park, which is just a couple miles from here.”

On Oct. 31, 2021, just one mile from his home, the body of Grimes was found in Turley, and the sheriff’s office determined it was a homicide.

“The fact that Jack has been found, and we know that he was met with foul play,” Roebuck said. “But Dwayne and Cookie are still missing. It’s worth just really bringing more resources out here and seeing what we can find, and see if maybe we can collect some more evidence.”

TCSO teamed up with the OHP dive team to search the pond on Grimes’s property.

“Even if we don’t find signs of human remains, could there be phones in there? Could there be a weapon in there? They’re searching for everything possible in the water,” said Roebuck.

The sheriff’s department says one person of interest was brought in for questioning in the case, but was later released; however, they say no one has been removed from the suspect list and this is an ongoing investigation.

“The case has not gone cold. We don’t want it to. That’s why we’re out here today still actively doing search warrants. We’re waiting on results for forensic evidence to come back from OSBI, so no this is not a cold case,” Roebuck said.

TCSO is planning on bringing out the cadaver dogs and searching the property again on Monday.


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