Suspect in Garvin County manhunt found dead
GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Garvin County Sheriff Jim Mullett said a body matching the description of Kameron Jenkins was found late Tuesday morning about 150 yards from the crime scene.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies set up a grid search, and cadaver dogs located the body believed to be Jenkins in a thicket under brush.
"Where we located him, it's such a thicket that you could walk by him and never see him," Mullett said. "We brought out the cadaver dogs this morning, and we started from the very crime scene, and we started working our way, and it was the dogs that actually found him."
Jenkins had been wanted since an October 4 shootout with a Cleveland County deputy near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Ruppe Road south of Wynnewood.
The deputy was wounded; a passenger in a dump truck that was driving near the gunfire was fatally wounded by a bullet.
There are no confirmed details about how the person believed to be Jenkins, 25, died.
Mullett said the deceased individual did have a weapon with him.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was at the scene on Tuesday afternoon and a medical examiner was on the way.
A $10,000 reward had been offered for information leading to Jenkins.