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Four bodies have been found by the police last week in the Oklahoma river. The bodies have been confirmed by the police on Monday, Oct 17 as the four cyclists who went missing several days ago, said reports.

According to the police, the men were on their way to committing a crime when they were shot and dismembered.

Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said that the human remains pulled from the Deep Fork River on Friday, Oct 14 belonged to Mark Chastain, 32, his brother Billy Chastain, 30, Mike Sparks, 32, and Alex Stevens, 29.

According to Prentice, authorities believed that the cyclists went missing on a bike ride from one of their houses last Sunday while they were in the process of committing a crime

Prentice told reporters “We believe the men planned to commit some kind of criminal act when they left the resident on West 6th Street.”

“That belief is based on information supplied by a witness who reports they were invited to go with the men to ‘hit a lick’ big enough for all of them,” he added.

According to officials one of the deceased victims' phones was last pinged at a salvage yard owned by Joe Kennedy who seems to be a person of interest in the case.

The evidence of a violent event turned up when a nearby scrap yard was searched. The police were looking to speak to Kennedy, who had been interviewed by cops Friday before going missing a day later.

Prentice said that the victims' remains would have most likely been in the water since last Sunday and not weighed down. Their bicycles had not been recovered, nor had a murder weapon, said the police.

He said, “I did speak with the family members.”

“I think they had already resolved themselves that this was their loved ones, but the additional information about dismemberment was obviously a shock and they were very distraught.”

“I’ve worked over 80 murders in my career. I have worked on murders involving multiple victims. I have worked in dismemberments. But this case involves the highest number of victims and it’s a very violent event. So I can’t say I’ve never worked anything like it, but it’s right up there at the top,” he added.

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