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Wagoner County Unsolved Cases​

District 27 District Attorney Jack Thorp and the law enforcement agencies of Wagoner County are committed to solving major crimes, no matter how long ago they occurred. To assist in their quest to find answers for victims’ families, District 27 is deploying all of the weapons in its arsenal, including a seasoned OSBI special agent who contributes her vast expertise to help coordinate resources and uncover new evidence and testimony. Thorp and his team also capitalize on the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Multicounty Grand Jury, which has the power to compel testimony that local law enforcement doesn’t have.

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Call the Wagoner County Sheriff at (918) 485-3124, the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or the District 27 DA's tip line at (918) 772-7568.

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Richard Piersall

Wagoner, 2001

Remembered as a laid-back lover of Lawrence Welk music who didn’t worry about much, Richard Piersall was fatally shot during a robbery of the Kum & Go convenience store where he worked on April 9, 2001.

Police found Piersall, 61, shot multiple times in the back room of the small store just inside the Wagoner city limits on Oklahoma Highway 51.

Investigators developed suspects but were unable to make any arrest. If you have information that might help in the investigation, call the OSBI at (800) 622-8017 or the DA’s Anonymous Tipline at (918) 772-7568.

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Michael Cole

Wagoner County, 1987

Michael Ray Cole’s family reported him missing to the Porter police department on May 8, 1987 after learning he hadn’t been to work since May 5.

 On May 11, 1987, the decomposing body of the 34-year-old was found in a bar ditch near Yellow Water Creek Bridge west of Porter in Wagoner County.

The state medical examiner determined the U.S. Army veteran had been beaten to death with a blunt instrument. 

 On May 5 – the last day Cole reported to work at a Haskell manufacturing plant – a resident reported seeing Cole’s abandoned Chevy pickup truck not far from where his body was found, on a county road where Cole was known to have broken down in the past.

If you have information about Cole’s murder, contact OSBI at (800) 521-8071 or the DA’s Tipline (918) 772-7568.

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Charlie Gragg

Wagoner, 2007

Charlie Gragg was 65 years old when he disappeared on February 27, 2007.

His wallet, keys and truck were missing from his home but his medication and checkbook were left behind.

Gragg’s 1992 Ford truck was found in the Kiamichi Mountains on March 1, 2007 by a Game Warden.

According to the website run by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), Gragg had angiomas or skin marks on his left cheek and a cyst on his nose.

If you have information about Gragg’s whereabouts, contact the OSBI at (800) 622-8017 or the DA’s Anonymous Tipline at (918) 772-7568.

Justin Cobb

Tahlequah, 1984

Justin Cobb, age 34, was last seen September 7, 2012 at a Quickie Mart, a skateboard shop located between 51st 61st along Peoria in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cobb’s work van and all his possessions, including his clothing, were found near Haskell, Oklahoma in a wooded area on  August 15th, 2012. His personal vehicle was left at his home.

According to the website “Find the Missing,” operated by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), Cobb was balding but clean shaven, and wore a goatee and a thin line of hair along his jawline.  Cobb also has a large tattoo of a crucifix on his back.

If you have information that might help investigators find Justin Cobb, contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017, or the District 27 District Attorney’s anonymous tipline at (918) 772-7568.

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John Doe

Cherokee County, 2004

On January 25, 1975 a human skull was found on the bank of the Arkansas River about two and a half miles south of the bridge on Highway 104 near Haskell in Wagoner County.

The state medical examiner later determined the person was a male, approximately 16-21 years of
age at the time of his death. That would make the victim’s date of birth between the years of 1954 and 1959.

A forensic artist rendered this sculpture based on the skull structure and other characteristics.

If you have information that might help investigators learn more about John Doe, contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017, or the District 27 District Attorney’s anonymous tipline at (918) 772-7568.

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John Doe 2

Wagoner County, 1983

On May 9, 1983, the decomposed body of a man, estimated to be 50-70 years of age, was located in a creek bed near  Highways 51 and 69 in rural Wagoner County. The man (possibly African American) had
gray/white hair with a gray/white beard.

The man was wearing a  white undershirt with a long-sleeved Hawaiian-style shirt and blue jeans with a black Neiman Marcus jacket.  He had a bus ticket from Dallas, Texas in his pocket. He also wore a gray-white woven straw-like hat and size 12 brown leather shoes.

The man had cash and keys to a Chrysler in his pocket but no ID.

 If you have information about John Doe 2, contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or the District 27 District Attorney’s anonymous tipline at (918) 772-7568.

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Nichole Fielding

Porter, 1986

Nichole Fielding, 28 years old, disappeared from her home in Porter, Oklahoma  on July 11, 1986.  Authorities suspect foul play in her disappearance.

According to the website “Find the Missing,” operated by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), Fielding was 5′ 3″ – 5′ 4″ tall and 114 – 116 pounds when she disappeared. She would be 60 years old at the time of this posting in 2018.

An artist created age progressions of what Fielding might look like in 2018.

If you have information that might help investigators find Nichole Fielding, contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017, or the District 27 District Attorney’s anonymous tipline at (918) 772-7568.