ARAPAHO — Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges Friday against a Weatherford man in the killing of a 16-year-old girl whose disappearance led to a yearlong investigation.
Newly released records provide a glimpse into the case but investigators did not provide a motive for the killing of JaRay Wilson.
A probable cause affidavit filed Friday in Custer County alleges Tucker McGee, 19, fatally shot Wilson in October 2012 with a .22 caliber pistol.
The affidavit stated that at least two people, one of them a confidential informant, provided information to authorities that led to McGee's arrest on Tuesday.
The “cooperating individual” spoke with Tucker Tuesday while investigators listened in.
“After law enforcement-monitored conversations between the cooperating individual and Tucker McGee ... authorities confirmed their belief that Tucker McGee was involved in the homicide of JaRay Wilson,” David Sauls, a veteran agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, wrote in the affidavit.
Another man, Caleb McLemore, led authorities to the location of Wilson's body in a wooded area near Weatherford on Tuesday.
“McLemore told OSBI agents ... that Tucker McGee told him that he had shot and killed JaRay Wilson,” Sauls wrote in the affidavit.
“McLemore admitted that he provided Tucker McGee and another individual (known to law enforcement) a ride to the burial location on Oct. 15, 2012, so that McGee could bury the body of JaRay Wilson.”
Records show the gun allegedly used by McGee to kill Wilson likely belonged to his father, Greg McGee.
Greg McGee said his .22 pistol was missing when he was questioned Tuesday by investigators.
Mark Woodward, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, said authorities are not releasing a motive for the killing at this time.
McLemore has not been charged.
“That's what we are doing now,” Woodward said. “Trying to determine his level of involvement in this homicide.”
Woodward said other persons of interest are being questioned and didn't rule out the possibility of more arrests.
A source close to the investigation told The Oklahoman on Tuesday that Wilson was shot twice in the head and that her slaying was possibly drug-related.
According to the affidavit, McGee and the confidential informant were the last people seen with Wilson before she disappeared.
Calls to McGee's attorney for comment were not immediately returned.
The human remains found Tuesday north of Weatherford are believed to belong to Wilson, authorities say, but the state medical examiner has not made positive identification or determined a cause of death.