Adair County law enforcement officials ponder new strategies on area missing persons cases.
On December 4, 2017, law enforcement officers from the Stilwell Police Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Office, Westville Police Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office, met to discuss unsolved area missing persons cases. They discussed details of each investigation
and formulated new strategies to hopefully solve the cases.
District Attorney Jack Thorp opened the meeting. Mike Nance, Regional System Administrator for the National Missing and Unidentified Missing Persons System (www.NAMUS.Gov), talked about the importance of NAMUS in solving cold cases.
If you have any information about the following cases, you can make an anonymous call to the Adair County Cold Case/Missing Persons Anonymous
Tipline at (918) 576-4853.
Missing since September 1999
Dennis Morrison disappeared around September, 1999. He was last known to be driving a gray Oldsmobile Delta 88. Morrison’s vehicle has never been recovered. Police believe Morrison was murdered.
The photo to the right shows scarring to Morrison’s jaw from a prior gunshot wound. Anyone with information about Morrison’s whereabouts can make an anonymous call to the DA’s hotline at (918) 576-4853.
Sherryl Lynn Jacquot
Missing from Stilwell since July 3, 1999
Sherryl Lynn Jacquot was 43 years old when she was last seen in Stilwell in Adair County. She’s 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 120 to 130 pounds, has brown eyes, black or red hair and has two tattoos — a lightning bolt on her left forearm and a pair of wings on her left hip. Her last contact with family members was by phone, when she said she was somewhere near Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Sherryl was known to drive a small off-white Datsun pick-up which has not been recovered. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate Jacquot’s disappearance in January 2000. Authorities have ruled her disappearance as suspicious and they suspect foul play. They’re asking for anyone with information to contact the DA’s Hotline anonymously.
Jackie Wayne Urich
Jackie Urich disappeared around July 9, 1998. He was last known to be driving a red Ford Ranger, which authorities found wrecked in Okfuskee County on July 21, 1998. A man and two women were inside the truck when it crashed. Urich was not.
Investigators are asking for anyone with information on the people from the truck to contact the DA’s Hotline. Foul play is suspected in Urich’s disappearance.