Four Arrests Made in Missing Mom Case

( – Four people were busted and charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and other crimes related to the murder of two Kansas women who disappeared last month. Authorities now believe the pair were murdered by the group, which included the paternal grandmother of one of the women’s children.

Cora Twombly, 44, Cole Earl Twombly, 50, Tifany Machel Adams, 54, and Tad Bert Cullum, 43, were all arrested by Oklahoma authorities following an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The group is suspected of kidnapping and killing Jilian Kelley, 39, and Veronica Butler, 27, who had gone missing on March 30 while en route to pick up Butler’s children.

Kelley is a friend and official monitor for Butler’s visits with her kids.

The children were living with their paternal grandfather at the time and were the subject of an intense custody battle police believe motivated the murders. Their vehicle was found just 3 miles from their destination roughly a football field off the highway.

Adams is the grandmother of Butler’s children and Cullum is her boyfriend. Cole and Cora Twombly have been together for eight years and are friends with Adams on Facebook.

Authorities located two bodies in Texas County, Oklahoma which they believe are the remains of the missing women. They will be autopsied to positively identify the remains and determine the causes of death.

Police felt that the attack was targeted based on their investigations. The four suspects were arrested on Saturday, April 13.

Police revealed that Adams bought five stun guns as well as three burner phones recently, and had evidence that placed those phones near the locations where Butler’s car was found as well as near a property where the bodies were located.

Police said that the group had made a previous attempt to murder Butler and believe that the quartet murdered the women due to the extreme nature of their disagreement regarding the custody of Butler’s kids.

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