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March 7, 2014

Three deaths in Oklahoma cold case ruled homicides

TULSA (AP)  — The deaths of two women and a girl who disappeared nearly a quarter-century ago have been ruled homicides, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office announced Friday.

The remains of Wendy Camp; her 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp’s sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear, were found buried last April beneath 8 feet of dirt near Jennings.

Autopsy reports released Friday show Camp’s probable cause of death was “gunshot and sharp force injuries,” Kregear’s was “gunshot wounds of torso” and Cynthia’s was “homicidal violence by unspecified means.”

Authorities have charged Bristow-area resident Grover Prewitt Jr. as an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder in the 1992 cold case. He’s pleaded not guilty and is due in court in May.

The remains were discovered on land that Prewitt and his late mother owned at separate times in the early 1990s.

Grover Prewitt led police to the grave. According to an affidavit, Prewitt told investigators that he dug the hole for a septic tank and that after the women and girl disappeared, his mother asked him to fill it in and sprinkle the ground with pepper to cover up any odor.

Prewitt told police he thought the request was odd but did as his mother asked.

In an interview with investigators, he said he suspected the three bodies were in the hole but didn’t look inside to confirm his suspicions before a backhoe operator filled it in. Prosecutors said the backhoe operator died years ago.

Phone and email messages seeking comment on the findings left with prosecutors Max Cook and Laura Farris were not immediately returned Friday afternoon.

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