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'Foul play' suspected after 2 women never showed up to pick up kids, Oklahoma officials say

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Authorities in Oklahoma said Wednesday they suspect “foul play” in the disappearance of two Kansas women who failed to show up to pick up children last week.


Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, were traveling together to pick up the children, according to an endangered missing persons advisory shared by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page.


“They never made it to the pickup location,” the advisory said. Their vehicle was later found abandoned in the Oklahoma county.


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the women’s disappearance, said on X, that information from the abandoned vehicle indicates “foul play.”