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Autopsies inconclusive in Oklahoma family's deaths

  • Associated Press
  • July 16, 2014 - 9:06 AM

KINTA, Okla. — Autopsy results were inconclusive for a family whose remains were found by hunters in a wooded area four years after they disappeared in rural Oklahoma, the state Medical Examiner's Office said.

Bobby Jamison, Sherilyn Jamison and 6-year-old Madyson Stormy Jamison were last seen in October 2009 near the San Bois Mountains while scouting for land to purchase. There was no sign of the family until last November, when hunters discovered their skeletal remains in southeastern Oklahoma, about 3 miles from where they were last spotted.

In a report, Dr. Joshua Lanter, the deputy chief medical examiner, listed the cause of death for each family member as unknown, noting there were no signs of trauma that would have caused their deaths, the Tulsa World reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1jxjVTY ).

However, the report said medical examiners were unable to exclude trauma or natural disease because the bodies had decomposed and there was carnivore or rodent damage to the bones.

Shoes that apparently belonged to the couple and child were recovered. A dried flower was found with Madyson's effects, and with Bobby's effects "a fragment of a flexible material with a cloth material on one side" was found, the report said.

Investigators said at the time that there was no sign of foul play in the family's disappearance and that it appeared the family planned to return to their truck, which they had parked as they went to look at a 40-acre plot of land.

Authorities said a wallet, purse, cell phones, cash and Madyson's small dog were found inside the truck.

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