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Missing man's family seeks answers in Duncan

DUNCAN, Okla._ Family members are putting up fliers in Duncan as they continue to search for their missing family member.

The niece of 76-year-old Maxwell Barnes, who was discovered missing last month when Stephens County officials captured a suspected killer after a high-speed chase, told 7NEWS that Barnes had been living in Duncan with the suspect, Barbara Wood, for some time before her arrest. Liz McLearen said Barnes had told them he had married Wood and they had come to Duncan to make a new start. She said they had been living with McLearen's mother while they searched for a place of their own. McLearen also believes Barnes was spotted by a witness, walking along some railroad tracks the day before the chase and that his body could be somewhere in the thick brush and trees nearby. She said his family is desperate for answers.

"We just want to find him. If somebody knows where he is, he's got children and grandchildren. He's not from around here, and if you've seen him or heard of him, we just want some closure, and if he's gone, we want closure," McLearen said.

Barnes is from Alabama, like the suspected killer, Barbara Wood, and he has two sons there. McLearen says they have not been heard from in some time either. If you have any information about Maxwell Barnes, you can contact the Duncan Police Department at 580-255-2112.







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