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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


10/13/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Reward Offered in Okmulgee County Murder

The OSBI is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Chris Alan Shelton, 36, of McIntosh County.

February 15, 2011, Shelton was reported missing. Two days later Shelton’s truck was found abandoned on the side of a county road in northeastern Okmulgee County. Since Shelton was last seen alive in Muskogee County, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office was the lead agency investigating Shelton’s disappearance. McIntosh County and Okmulgee County assisted.

April 8, 2011, Shelton’s body was found in northeastern Okmulgee County. His body was in a ditch alongside a county road. Shelton’s body was about two miles west of where his truck had been recovered. His remains were badly decomposed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Shelton died of a gunshot wound to the head and listed manner of death a homicide. The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office was the lead agency investigating Shelton’s murder.

April 15, 2011, the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance with Shelton’s murder. OSBI Agents along with investigators from Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, District 25 District Attorney’s Office, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, and McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office conducted numerous interviews and followed up on investigative leads.

As of this date no suspect has been identified and no new leads have been generated. Agents hope this large reward will encourage someone with viable information to come forward. If anyone has such information, please call the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.

Chris Shelton Photo