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May 4, 2013

Woman describes last moments with dead

OKLAHOMA CITY — The last person known to have seen three people whose bodies were found in a makeshift grave in Oklahoma last month said Friday that one of the three was “hateful and snotty” to her the last time they were together but insisted she had nothing to do with their disappearance 21 years ago.

Wendy Camp, her 6-year-old daughter and a sister-in-law disappeared May 29, 1992, and their bodies were found last month. DNA tests are pending, but investigators are confident they’ve found the three females.

Camp’s mother-in-law, Beverly Noe, is the last known person to have seen the three alive. Noe, 66, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that she dropped them off at a Wal-Mart store in Chandler and never saw them again. Authorities found the bodies on property 45 miles away in Jennings that once belonged to Noe’s brother and mother.

“I figure somebody picked them up, but I don’t have a clue who,” Noe said. “I don’t know how they got back to his property. I would wonder how they got there. I really don’t know how they got there. It is odd. I’d agree to that.”

Investigators found the bodies after Noe’s brother Grover Prewitt Jr. directed authorities to the property. According to an affidavit, Prewitt told investigators that he dug the hole for a septic tank and that after the two women and the girl disappeared, his mother asked him to file it in and sprinkle the ground with pepper to cover up any odor. His mother died in 2011.

Noe, who has not been charged with a crime, has told investigators repeatedly since 1992 that she picked up the three in Oklahoma City so Camp could visit a son she had had with Noe’s son Chad. She said she had agreed to return the three to their homes that evening but stopped in Chandler after a fight over how Camp’s son Jonathan was being treated.

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