Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado confirmed that human remains found by deer hunters on Sunday in Turley, Oklahoma, belong to missing man Jack Grimes, 76, as announced at a live press conference on Monday. Though a cause of death was not released, they are treating it as a homicide.
Jack Grimes, 79, and his friend, Dewayne Selby, 59, from Tulsa County Oklahoma were planning to go to a horse show in Fort Worth Texas on Friday but went missing on October 22, 2021. . Dewayne’s mom, Glenda, 80, who goes by “Cookie,” ended up going missing, too, on October 25, 2021. Glenda’s car was found Tuesday on Highway 75 near 56th Street North.
They were driving Grimes’s 2001 maroon 4-door Ford Taurus with Oklahoma tag ETW-614 and it was found on Thursday at Mohawk Park.
Hours earlier, the sheriff’s office tracking team was using its bloodhound to search for clues at Mohawk Park, after park security recognized Grimes’ car around 4:30 a.m. near the Oxley Nature Center.
News 9 said, “Thursday morning, deputies were asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest. Since then, investigators said they found him and interviewed him, but are not releasing his name because he was not arrested. Tulsa County deputies spent part of the afternoon searching the Turley property where Jack Grimes lives.”
The sheriff’s office said it wants to talk with people who go to Mohawk Park frequently and may have seen something around the time Grimes’ car was left behind.
“Did they see who dropped it off? Did they see anyone with it? So at least it gives us a piece of the puzzle to try to solve this very unusual mystery.”