Jesse L. McFadden: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Jesse L. McFadden was a registered sex offender who murdered six people, including five juveniles and his wife, on May 1, 2023, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, according to the Okmulgee police chief.

Two of the girls were spending the night with McFadden’s stepdaughter, according to Chief Joe Prentice, speaking in a news conference.

McFadden had been a registered sex offender since 2020 and was convicted of rape in 2003, according to Oklahoma records.

“McFadden had a trial date in Muskogee County set for Monday on charges of soliciting sexual conduct/communication with a minor by use of technology and a child pornography complaint,” the Tulsa World reported.

Janette Mayo wrote on Facebook, “I am going to say this again my daughter Holly did not know the truth about Jesse McFadden and now she and my grand babies are dead. Stop bashing her.” She also wrote, “My daughter loved her children and yes she married the man who killed them but she was fooled by his charm.”

Here’s what you need to know about Jesse Lee McFadden:

1. Jesse McFadden Shot All of the Victims in the Head, the Police Chief Believes

Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said in a news conference that Webster and Brewer were reported missing on Monday morning, May 1, 2023.

He received a request to activate a violent crime task force, which obtained a search warrant for the property where seven bodies were found. McFadden was renting that property, Prentice said.

“I believe McFadden shot all of the other decedents,” he said.

Autopsies were conducted. The victims and their injures are, according to Prentice:

  • Ivy Webster, 13, one gunshot wound to the head.
  • Brittany Brewer, 16, one gunshot wound to the head.
  • Rylee Allen, 17, one gunshot wound to the head.
  • Tiffany Guess, 13, two gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Michael Mayo, 15, two gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Holly McFadden, 35, three gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Jesse McFadden, 39, appears to have shot himself in the head, said Prentice.

Holly McFadden was the suspect’s wife. Allen, 17, Mayo, 15, and Guess, 13, were Holly McFadden’s three children.

The two girls, Webster and Brewer, were friends with Tiffany Guess and were spending the night at her house.

“Ivy, Brittany and Rylee were found separately approximately 100 to 150 yards apart from each other and about a quarter of a mile southeast of the McFadden residence,” Prentice said. He said there was no evidence that they ran away.

The other four victims were found together about 450-500 yards east and a little bit south of where the girls were found, said Prentice, adding that there was no 911 call made and no one was tied up.

The 9mm handgun used in the murders was purchased by Holly McFadden, said Prentice, adding that the bodies were moved and were all found outside.

The bodies “were discovered on property where Jesse McFadden resided,” Sheriff Eddy Rice told the Tulsa World.

News anchor Erin Christy wrote, “They were supposed to go swimming on a ranch in McAlester but never showed. No one has heard Ivy, Brittany, Tiffany, Tiffany’s two brothers, Jesse, or his wife, Holly. I spoke to Ivy’s mother who said Ivy’s life 360, a phone tracking service, was turned off.”

The teens “were reportedly staying with Jesse, Holly McFadden and her daughter Tiffany,” Fox 23 reported.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Gerald Davidson said in a news conference, “There were seven bodies found this afternoon” by a violent crimes task force. They were found on a property in Henryetta, OKlahoma.

“They were on the property, on the land,” said Davidson of where the bodies were found. He also could not comment on whether it was being investigated as a murder/suicide.

Rice said in a news conference that authorities “believe there is no other threat to the community,” he said. He added the community had never seen anything “of this magnitude.”

“This one’s pretty bad,” he said, but he declined to give additional details.

2. Brittany Brewer & Ivy Webster Were Listed as Endangered Missing People Earlier in the Day

Earlier in the day on May 1, 2023, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol put out an endangered missing advisory for “at-risk missing person” for Ivy Webster, Brittany Brewer, and James L. McFadden.

That alert describes Webster as 14, Brewer as 16, and McFadden as 39 years old. According to that alert, Webster and Brewer were last seen on May 1, 2023, at 1:22 a.m. at an address in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Webster was last seen wearing black “Van’s” hoodie, blue jeans with large holes at the knees and black shoes. Brewer was last seen wearing a black bathing suit, blue shorts with flowers and white tennis shoes.

Both were possibly traveling in a white Chevy Avalanche with Jesse L. McFadden, the alert says.

The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department wrote, “We are working on a missing 14 year old female Ivy Webster from the Rural Henryetta Area. She went with a friend on Saturday to the McAlester area and was supposed to return home by 5:00 p.m. last night and now contact can not be made with her. An investigation is underway but we need your help if you either know of her whereabouts or have seen her anytime recently. Please call the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office at 918-756-4311 or if you want to remain anonymous you may call the TIP-LINE at 918-516-8332 or email at”

3. Jesse McFadden, Whose Occupation Was Listed as an ‘Independent Contractor,’ Was Convicted of First-Degree Rape

According to the Oklahoma sex offender registry, McFadden was convicted of first-degree rape in Oklahoma previously

His address was given as Holly Road in Henryetta, Oklahoma, and his occupation was listed as an “independent contractor.”

He drove a 2007 white Chevrolet Avalanche, according to the sex offender registry.

4. Holly McFadden Was Described as ‘an Absolutely Loving Mother’

Janette Mayo told Fox23 that the children were the “light of her life.”

She said her daughter and grandchildren were the light of her life, loving, kind and beautiful.

“Holly was an absolutely loving mother. She adored her children. She would do anything for them,” Mayo told the television station.

Lynn Roy wrote on Facebook, “We didn’t like that Holly was married to Jesse..truth be told he had a control over Holly we didn’t understand. We are not the only family to have a loved one making a choice you don’t understand or support..but we never stopped loving Holly and never once doubted her love for her children.”

Henryetta Public Schools wrote on its website, “At this time we are all grieving over the tragedy of the loss of several of our students. Our hearts are hurting, and we have considered what would be best for our students in the coming days. We will have school, and this will be an extremely difficult day.”

The district continued: “We want to insure that all students have access to grief counseling & the support of faculty & friends. We will have mental health professionals & faith-based clergy on hand, but we understand if you feel it is more appropriate to keep your student at home. Please continue to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.”

5. Jesse McFadden Texted a Previous Victim, ‘I Told You I Wouldn’t Go Back’

A woman who was the victim “in a soliciting case” involving Jesse McFadden says she received a text the night before the bodies were found, according to Fox 23.

“I did exactly what I promised I would do when I gout out I got a marketing job making great money and was being advanced been there 2 years now and made a great life like I promised I would do with you,” he wrote, according to Fox 23.

“Now it’s all gone,” he continued, the site reported. “I told you I wouldn’t go back. This is all on you for continuing this.”

He was “accused of sexting an underage girl in 2017” and was released from prison in 2020, Fox 23 reported.

“He’s a pedophile and people need to know, they need to find him, lock him up,” Justin Webster, Ivy’s dad, told Fox 23.

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