|| Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Public Information Director
05/05/11 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Investigators Continue Working on Young Mother's Death
The OSBI and LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the death of Jody Rilee-Wilson. The young mother was found dead May 8, 2009, in the area of Poteau Mountain near Heavener Runestone State Park. A paraglider spotted her from the air. She was last known to be alive on May 5, 2009.
The body was too badly decomposed for identification and was sent to the medical examiner’s office for identification and for the cause and manner of death. The body had tattoos consistent with a white female reported missing from Wister, Oklahoma. Jody Wilson’s husband, Bo, reported her missing. The two lived in Wister. The body was eventually identified as Wilson’s. However, the 23 year old’s cause and manner of death has not been determined. Regardless of the lack of a manner of death in this case, the OSBI is investigating Wilson’s death as a homicide.
Wilson’s Chevy S-10 Blazer was found at the Pig Out Palace off 1-40 in Henryetta June 12, 2009, more than 100 miles away from where Wilson’s body was found. The SUV had been parked at that location for several weeks before the restaurant called for a tow truck to haul it away.
Since her death, investigators have run numerous leads. Currently, OSBI agents are tracking information in this case. However, law enforcement needs the public’s continued help to solve this case. If anyone saw someone leaving that vehicle at the restaurant or knows anything about the death of Wilson, please contact either the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017 or the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office.
Wilson’s family in New Jersey is offering a reward for information on this case.