Double Disappearance in Oklahoma: Four Arrested on Murder and Kidnapping Charges

Vanished While Traveling: Search Continues for Missing Women

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A missing persons case in Oklahoma has taken a tragic turn with the arrest of four individuals charged in connection with the disappearances of two women. Veronica Butler, 27, and Jillian Kelley, 39, vanished in late March while traveling through the state.

Disappearance During Kansas Trip

On March 30th, Butler and Kelley, residents of Hugoton, Kansas, were driving through the Oklahoma Panhandle. Their intended destination was Kansas, where they planned to pick up Butler’s children for a birthday celebration. However, they never arrived at their intended destination.

Vehicle Found Abandoned

The following days brought a glimmer of hope when authorities located the women’s vehicle on a rural highway in Texas County, Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the discovery was far from positive. The car was abandoned, approximately 11 miles south of Elkhart, Kansas, near the Oklahoma-Kansas border. This location is roughly 260 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

Investigation Points to Foul Play

The Texas County Sheriff’s Office immediately contacted the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) for assistance. Upon examining the vehicle, OSBI investigators suspected foul play based on undisclosed evidence found at the scene.

Arrests Made, Search Continues

On Saturday, a significant development emerged in the case. Oklahoma authorities announced the arrest of four individuals: Tad Bert Cullum (43), Tifany Machel Adams (54), Cole Earl Twombly (50), and Cora Twombly (44). All four face multiple charges, including two counts each of first-degree murder and kidnapping, along with a single count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.

Despite these arrests, the search for Butler and Kelley remains ongoing. Investigators have not yet revealed any details regarding the location of the missing women.