By: Patti Weaver
(Ripley, Okla.) — A missing man whose body was discovered with two deceased children behind a vacant mobile home north of Ripley Tuesday night has been identified by an Oklahoma City television station as Jackie L. Boyles, Jr., 41, who served prison sentences for stalking, according to court records.
The identity of Boyles, who had lived in Tryon, was confirmed for KUSH this afternoon by a law enforcement source.
According to the state Department of Corrections, Boyles had been convicted of stalking in 2008 in Payne County and given a five-year prison term in 2009 of which he served about one and one-half years prior to his release in January of 2011. Boyles had also been convicted of drug possession in 2007 in Payne County for which he was given in 2009 a concurrent five-year prison term.
Boyles had also been convicted of stalking in 2008 in Pottawatomie County and given a concurrent three-year prison term in 2009 of which he served about 15 months, DOC records show. Boyles had also been placed on five years’ probation under deferred sentences for drug possession in Payne County in 2001 and 2002, DOC records show.
The names of the children who were murdered have not been released by authorities.
Shortly before midnight Tuesday, the Payne County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office about a missing person case, authorities said.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office had a possible last known location for the missing man in rural Payne County around Highway 108 and 56th Street north of Ripley, authorities said.
When Payne County deputies went to the location, they found a vehicle belonging to the missing man, authorities said.
Deputies found the missing man and two children deceased at the scene, authorities said.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was contacted to assist Payne County investigators, along with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office, authorities said.
Preliminary investigations indicated a murder-suicide, authorities said.