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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

McCurtain County man charged with desecration of a human corpse after grisly Broken Bow discovery

Law enforcement officials in Mccurtain County say a 52-year-old man is facing multiple charges after chard, human remains were found on his property east of Broken Bow.

Court papers out of McCurtain County say Kenneth Marvin Bray, who lives in the 2000 block of US Highway 70 in Broken Bow , has been charged with Desecration of a Human Corpse, Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and possessing stolen properties after authorities located a stolen U-Haul trailer on his land and discovered the burned human remains.

Police say thatam area-wide search for missing 32-year-old Willis Marshall, also a broken Bow, led them to Brays property. Marshall had been missing since early November acording to officials.

Bray's criminal history includes a litany of felonious acts and convictions dating back to at least 1991 according to online sources. Included in those records are reference to a 2017 murder in McCurtain County . Those records do not indicate whether or not Bray was convicted for that crime.

Some of his other criminal interactions in southeast Oklahoma include arrests for possession of controlled substances, possession of math, distributing of control substance with intent to deliver, receiving possession or concealing stolen property, uttering forged instruments, using a weapon while committing a crime, transporting a loaded firearm, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, knowingly concealing stolen property and a number of arrests for being a felon in possession of firearm

Final identification of the remains is pending an autopsy at the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office.

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