Skeletal remains found in Latimer County could be missing Eufaula family, OSBI says

Deer hunters found the skeletal remains of three people Saturday afternoon in Latimer County. OSBI agents are investigating whether the remains belong to the Jamison family that went missing in the area in 2009.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Published: November 18, 2013

Perkinson said it would have been easy to miss the location in the fall of 2009 with heavy tree cover and falling leaves potentially obscuring the bodies.

The Jamisons' case involved strange evidence and wild theories from friends and family.

A family pastor told investigators the family was engaged in spiritual warfare, convinced three or four ghosts were inhabiting their lakeside Eufaula home. Graffiti on a storage container at the home talked of witchcraft.

Israel Beuachamp, who was Latimer County sheriff at the time the family disappeared, said the family's paranoid state suggested they might have been involved in drugs, although no evidence could be found linking them to the drug trade.

Both Bobby and Sherilyn Jamison lost weight before they disappeared. A security camera at their house showed them behaving strangely, stopping and staring at nothing, Beauchamp said.

It will be left to the OSBI and Jesse James, the current Latimer County sheriff, to pick up the investigation.

“There is nothing that we know of to determine a cause of manner of death at the scene,” Perkinson said. “I would expect it to take some time. We will assist the medical examiner in whatever way we can.”

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