Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office Identify Body Found Wednesday As Missing Macomb Woman

A body found in Pottawatomie County on Wednesday has been identified as a missing woman from Macomb.

Friday, September 22nd 2023, 4:13 pm

By: News 9

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office identified a body found Wednesday night as a missing woman from Macomb.

According to the sheriff's office, Makayla Fay Meave-Byers was found Wednesday night in a rural area of the county along Hamilton Road off Oklahoma Highway 59A.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Dinwiddie says the location of the body and the fact it was wrapped in carpet, points to foul play.

“It was definitely placed there by someone, it couldn't just end up there on its own,” Dinwiddie said.

The Sheriff’s Office had been working on Macomb's missing persons case since Sept. 15.

“The information we were given is that she had left to go on a date and never returned home,” Dinwiddie said. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Meave-Byers was last seen on Friday, September 15 at her home in Macomb.

Investigators say, Meave-Byers, a mother and teacher with the Macomb Public School District, never came home and on Saturday, deputies searched the area around her home.

“We spent all night out there checking the area and searching the area trying to locate her,” he said. “We brought out drones with infrared to check the area, we brought out search dogs to check just to make sure she hadn't you know maybe walked off into the woods and got lost.”


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