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OK TOMMY EASTEP: Missing from Lake Eufaula, OK - 7 July 2013 - Age 32 *Found Deceased*

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    Tommy Eastep
    February 28, 2014 by Linda
    Filed under General



    Missing From: Blanchard, Oklahoma
    Missing Since: 07/06/13
    American Indian
    Age at Disappearance: 30
    Date of Birth: 12/23/82
    Height: 6’1
    Weight: 175
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Blondish Brown
    Scars, Marks, Tattoos: right arm Carpe Diem. Cross tattoo on left arm
    Clothing: Jeans and t-shirt

    Details of Disappearance:
    Tommy Eastep, 30, went missing on July 7 after spending the Independence Day holiday at Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma.

    He never returned to his home in Blanchard, and his family has been searching for him ever since.

    Tommy’s truck was found parked in a rural area north of Holdenville with his debit card and driver’s license locked inside.

    Investigative Agency
    Oklahoma State Bureau Investigation
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    Family to pray for return of missing Eufaula man

    Wed Jul 01 17:02:34 EDT 2015 | Fox23


    • Tommy Raymond Eastep disappeared from the Lake Eufala area Fourth of July weekend 2013.
    • His truck was located near Holdenville in August.
    • Eastep’s family is holding a vigil Saturday.
    A family is desperate for answers in the disappearance of their son.

    They last saw him near Lake Eufaula two years ago, which was just before he didn’t show up for a job in Tulsa.

    Tommy Raymond Eastep is the 30-year-old father of 2 who disappeared Fourth of July weekend 2013.

    Eastep met up with his family for the weekend in the Lake Eufaula area.

    On Sunday morning, they saw what they described as his expensive truck with a fancy lift kit and pricey wheels at their hotel.

    They said anyone would remember that, but no one saw him or the truck leave, and surveillance footage was unusable.

    He has not been heard from since.

    Someone first reported seeing the truck in the Holdenville area in August, but it was not until another report in September that investigators recovered it.

    “You’re looking at another 45 days the truck was still there,” said Tommy Eastep’s father, “and then it was turned in by two hunters. I took off work and knocked on doors to talk to people from Wewoka to Eufaula. Every day I was down there looking for my son.”

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigator working the case said they have had several leads, but nothing has panned out.

    Since the truck was not damaged, investigators do not suspect foul play, but they cannot rule it out.

    Eastep’s family believes something happened, and they think someone knows about it.

    “I hope through this someone will come forward with some kind of information,” his mother said. “We just want to know, good or bad, what happened to Tommy.”

    The family will be holding a candlelight prayer vigil Saturday at 6 p.m. at Posey Park in Eufaula for Eastep's return.
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    Interstate 40 West at Exit 217 - OK 48 - Bristow/Holdenville.

    2003 silver Chevrolet 4x4 pickup was found abandoned in Hughes County near the intersection of State Highway 48 and State Highway 9, west of Wetumka.


    Perkinson said that so far they aren’t sure how Eastep’s truck got to that location or if he drove it there or someone else drove it there. A lake, near where the truck was found, has reportedly already been searched by a dive team and nothing was found. And in early October, family and friends conducted a ground search around the area where the truck was found. Again, nothing was found.


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    Family continues to search for son who went missing two years ago in Eufaula, Okla.
    6:09 PM, Jul 7, 2015

    This week marks a somber anniversary for the family of a young father who disappeared from Eufaula two years ago Tuesday.

    The last two years have been filled with questions and uncertainty for Tommy Eastep's family.

    His parents tells 2 Works for You reporter Casey Roebuck they are not giving up the search for answers in their son's case. They hope a missing persons billboard about Tommy's case will help generate new leads. It's located just yards from the hotel in Eufaula where he was last seen.

    "People say time heals all things. It hasn't healed this,” says Tom Eastep. "It's still a nightmare."

    On July 7, 2013, Tom Eastep left the Best Western in Eufaula after spending the holiday weekend with family, including his 30-year-old son Tommy. Tommy's Chevy 4x4 was still in the parking lot of the hotel as Tom and his wife Carla headed out for a vacation in California. But during the trip they were unable to reach their son. Tom and Carla reported him missing as soon as they returned to Blanchard.

    Months later Tommy's truck was found by hunters, an hour away from Eufaula in rural Hughes County, near Holdenville. Tommy's license, money, keys and debit card were locked inside.

    Tommy's mother, Carla Eastep says she can't help but fear the worst, "I hope that's not the case. But I feel like that's what happened ... because he hasn't called."

    A search of the area where the truck was found came up empty.

    Surveillance video from the hotel where Tommy was last seen was unusable. Because of that aspect, Tom and Carla don't know under what circumstance Tommy left the hotel, or if he was with someone. But they say their son would never abandon his family, especially his now 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.

    Carla says, "Someone would have had to take him or done something to him for him to not to be in contact with us for two years."

    Tom Eastep hopes someone will recognize his son or his distinctive, silver 2003 Chevy truck and remember a piece of information that will help investigators solve the case.

    "Someone knows what happened,” he says. "They need to do the right thing and come forward."

    Anyone with information that can help is asked to OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.
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    Tommy Raymond Eastep

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    • Missing Since: July 5, 2013 from Eufaula, Mcintosh County, Oklahoma
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Age: 30
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 170-180 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Brown
    • Eye Color: Hazel
    • Race/Ethnicity: Native
    • Sex: Male
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos: on right upper arm are
      tribal angel wings and halo with the words 'Carpe Diem' on it and the left
      upper arm a cross. Both ears pierced. Well-dressed and clean cut.
    • Medical Conditions: Fracture of left lower orbit with surgical
      metal mesh placement. Periodic drug use.
    • Clothing: A white t-shirt, jeans, Cowboy boots (size 10D)
    • Jewelry: Usually wears bracelets, necklaces, ear rings, and
    • AKA: Trey/Tommy Ray/Tommy R
    • Case Number: 13070628

    Details of Disappearance
    On July 7, 2013, Tommy Eastep was last seen at the Best Western in Eufaula after spending the holiday weekend with family. Tommy's Chevy 4x4 was still in the parking lot of the hotel as his parents headed out for a vacation in California. But during the trip they were unable to reach their son. Tommy never returned home to Blanchard, Oklahoma. They reported him missing as soon as they returned to Blanchard.

    Months later Tommy's truck was found by hunters, an hour away from Eufaula in rural Hughes County, near Holdenville. Tommy's license, money, keys and debit card were locked inside. There was gas in the tank and the car keys were in the vehicle. His cell phone was not located. Cell phone records indicate that his phone was not used since the day he was last seen. A search of the area where the truck was found came up empty. There were no signs of a struggle or other fingerprints besides Tommy Eastep's in the pickup.

    Tommy was going through a divorce and has two children, he worked as an insurance adjuster for State Farm at the time.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Blanchard Police Department
    (405) 485-9391
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    Norman Pastor Faces Charges In Felony Scam
    Robert Medley Published: November 8, 1996

    BIOG: NAME: UPD: 19961108 -TEXT-

    NORMAN - The pastor of Norman Tabernacle Church was one of six people charged in Cleveland County District Court on Thursday for his alleged involvement in an illegal pyramid money-making scheme.

    The Rev. Ronnie J. Harrison of Norman and five others were charged with unlawfully promoting a pyramid promotional scheme, Assistant District Attorney Mike McDanel said.

    Harrison, 55, was arrested Thursday by Norman police, Detective Steve Lucas said.

    The scheme may have spread to five metropolitan-area counties, he said.

    Participants were asked to give $2,000 to join the pyramid, he said.

    New members were then told to recruit two more members who also were required to pay $2,000 each.

    Members were told they would make $16,000 on the investment, Lucas said.

    McDanel said officials may have been tipped off to the scheme by members who did not collect the return they had expected.

    The felony counts carry a maximum 10-year prison sentence or a fine of up to $10,000, McDanel said.

    Others charged with unlawfully promoting a pyramid promotional scheme are Gary James Estes, 44, of Blanchard; Pamela L. Estes, 41, of Blanchard; Carla Ann Eastep, 43, of Amber; Tommy Lee Eastep, 43, of Amber; and John Shula Grossmann, 35, of Paden.

    Lucas said officials alleged that Harrison was involved in pyramid meetings in an outbuilding at the church, 3650 E Robinson, and held meetings at his residence.

    Investigators were told more than 30 others may have been involved in pyramid meetings, he said.

    Harrison, who was released Thursday on a $2,000 bond, said "I absolutely know nothing " about the alleged scheme.

    Archive ID: 667080
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    Human remains of male found west of Wetumka in Hughes County

    Updated: Apr 12, 2016 - 9:01 AM

    WETUMKA, Okla. (AP)— Law enforcement officials say human remains of an average-size male have been found in Hughes County.

    Hughes County sheriff's officials say the remains found in a wooded area west of Wetumka on Saturday aren't believed to be those of Tommy Eastep, a Blanchard man who disappeared in Hughes County nearly three years ago.

    The Hughes County Sheriff's Office Facebook page says the sheriff's office and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office investigated the scene.

    The Ada News (http://bit.ly/1Nmt5ft ) reports that the remains have been in the area for an extended period of time, though it's unclear exactly how long.

    Sheriff Marcia Maxwell has asked the public to help identify any missing persons in the area that may not have been reported.


    Information from: The Ada News, http://www.adaeveningnews.com
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    Human remains found in Hughes County
    • Apr 12, 2016
    Remains found near Wetumka

    WETUMKA — Law enforcement officials are asking for residents’ assistance after finding human remains Saturday in Hughes County.

    Hughes County sheriff’s officials said the remains are not believed to be those of Tommy Eastep, a Blanchard man who disappeared in Hughes County in July 2013.

    According to a post on the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, “The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office, processed the scene in a wooded area west of Wetumka. The remains are those of an average size male subject and have been in the area for an extended period of time. Sheriff (Marcia) Maxwell is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify any missing persons in the surrounding areas that have possibly not been reported as missing. Any information should be forwarded to the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 379-2203.”
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    10-08-2013, 08:51 AM
    Pope & Young
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: Weatherford..

    Best friend needs my help, I'm asking for volunteers

    I'm reluctant to post this here, but bowhunters tend to be good at seeing things most people miss or overlook.

    I will try to establish a timeline:

    July 4th: My best friends youngest brother was asked to leave a family function in Eufaula, Ok.(he is a addict)

    July 5th: Tommy's pickup truck was seen at the Best Western in Eufaula, Ok

    July 6th or 7th: Tommy attempted to get help for dehydration possibly at the local hospital in Holdenville, OK. He left before he could be attended too. He was also seen at a local hotel attempting to get a room, in both cases he was seen with a possible female with a blue car and out of state plates.

    July 12 and 13th: A hunter found his truck and reported it to a local sheriffs dept. A deputy was sent out and admittedly was scared to go to the place were the truck was located, and was never followed up on. (VERY BAD POLICE WORK)

    Around July 14th: the family started to get concerned about him because he rarely leaves or is not heard from and filed a missing persons report with the Blanchard police dept. (Once again Very bad police work and case was closed several days later for a unknown reason)

    Around July 18th: Tommy's mother went to Blanchard police dept to make a inquirey and found that the case had been closed, the case was then reopened as possible foul play. A BOLO was placed on the vehicle.

    Oct 2nd: After three months a hunter came upon the truck still in the same location and notified the Game Warden of a possible poacher. Game Warden arrived and ran the plates and came back as being involved in a missing persons case with possible foul play. The Hunter asked the warden who? And was told Tommy Estep out of Blanchard, the hunter was a family friend somewhat familiar with the case and notified the family.

    The State OSBI and OHP did a limited cursory search, Tommy's Wallet, 73.00 in cash, license and debit card were still in his truck. The truck had been setting in the same location for three months. Several dogs were brought in from Arkansas and searched a 1/2 mile diameter around the location and came up blank. The only thing missing was his cell phone which had not been turned on or used for three months.

    This coming Satuday the OHP with the help from Volunteers will be doing a extensive ground search for anything that can be found. The family is asking for help. I'm asking for your help.

    I know it is hunting season and this is a lot to ask for from someone that you don't know but this family needs closure. The area is dense brush on one side of the road and some pastures on the opposite side, pigmy rattlesnakes and a hog population. At this point it is a recovery effort, looking for his cell phone or a possible handgun that he owned and any remains that might be found.

    We will be meeting at Spin City on Saturday October 12th @ 9 am.
    (see directions to Spin City below)

    Food, drinks and restrooms will be provided.

    If you plan on helping walk in the search, please wear apparel that is appropriate for heavy brush.

    Directions to Spin City from Oklahoma City:

    1. Take I-40 east to Highway 48 (Holdenville/Bristow exit)

    2. Go South on Hwy 48 to Hwy 9

    3. Go left (East) on Hwy 9 (1 mile)

    4. Turn left (North) (you will see a sign for Spin City)

    5. Go 2 1/2 miles North and Spin City will be on your left (West Side)

    Link to recent new story: http://www.news9.com/story/23622891/...g-three-months
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    Texas Equusearch

    Missing: Tommy Eastep, Lake Eufaula, OK (7/6/13)

    Posted By Kevin Cotter On March 7, 2014

    31 year-old Tommy Eastep was last seen in in Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma on July 6th 2013. Tommy’s pick-up truck was found abandoned 83 days later, near another town in Oklahoma. Tommy was last known to be wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. Tommy has the words “Carpe Diem” tattooed on his right arm, and the tattoo of a cross on his left arm. If you have seen Tommy since his disappearance, if you know of his current whereabouts, or if you have any information concerning his disappearance; please contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at (918) 582-9075 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

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    July 6th or 7th: Tommy attempted to get help for dehydration possibly at the local hospital in Holdenville, OK. He left before he could be attended too. He was also seen at a local hotel attempting to get a room, in both cases he was seen with a possible female with a blue car and out of state plates.


    Holdenville Hospital
    100 McDougal Dr, Holdenville, OK 74848
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    I am reading that Tommy's wife was originally from the areas of Holdenville and Watumka. If this is true, Tommy would have been familiar with the area.
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    In Memory Of Rodney Clark Grossmann

    October 17, 1949 - April 9, 2009 (Age 59)

    Prague, Oklahoma

    Rodney Clark Grossmann was born on October 17, 1949, in Lynwood, California, and departed this life on Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Prague, Oklahoma, at the age of 59. Rodney, the son of Carl H. and Lula Jane "Lou" (Coleman) Grossmann, was a resident of Prague. He graduated from Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, California where he was a talented trombone player. Following his graduation, Rodney worked as a cook. Rodney's parents preceded him in death. Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, John and Karon Grossmann of Paden; sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Tommy Eastep of Blanchard; nephews, Matt Eastep and his wife Rochelle of Norman, Clint Eastep and his wife Nikki of Dallas, TX, Tommy Raymond Eastep and his wife Brittony of Oklahoma City, Jonathan Grossmann of Paden, Braden Grossmann of Paden; nieces, Crystal Smith and her husband Bobby of Yukon, Allison Grossmann of Paden; 7 great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Aaron Brock and Tom Eastep officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Paden. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.
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    People share stories, connect with others going through nightmare on Missing Persons Day

    Family members were encouraged to bring police reports, X-rays and other documents Saturday to the Forensic Science Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma on Missing Persons Day.

    Representatives from the National Missing Persons Database collected about a dozen people's information that will be put into a national database. The people who met at UCO shared their stories and connected with others who are in similar situations.

    Carla Eastep's son, Tommy, was last seen in July 2013 near Eufaula. She has been coming to the Missing Persons Day event each year for the last three years.

    "It's a nightmare," she said. "You don't know where to turn, what to do. You don't know the first steps to take."

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Medical Examiner's Office and NamUs were all represented at Saturday's event.

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