PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A husband and wife are missing from Pine Bluff, and her family fears the worst.
Molten Oglesby and Stephanie Turntine disappeared some time Tuesday. Her family went to their house to check on them and found them gone. According to the Pine Bluff Police Department, officers found a large amount of blood inside their home.
Dionne Woods was out for an afternoon walk with his children when he noticed the relatives yelling and police cars arriving to the home on West 4th Avenue.
“All of a sudden, I just heard a bunch of commotion, or whatever, and a bunch of people just ran out of the house, screaming, you know, praying to God, asking God for help,” Woods recalled. “All of a sudden, I just heard somebody saying, ‘God, please don’t let him kill her.’”
According to a news release from the police department, officers visited the home Monday because of a reported fight. Turntine’s family said she dropped her grandson at school Tuesday morning, but has not been heard from since.
“They’ve been here for a while, but they’re pretty quiet, you know?” Woods mentioned. “You wouldn’t know they’re here unless you walk by and see them outside. They’re pretty good neighbors.”
Many neighbors decided to watch as police officers inspected the house Tuesday night. The house was quieter than usual on Wednesday. A basketball hoop and a swing set stood against the wind. The spinning of a weather vane and the waving of an American flag were the only signs of life. That was what relatives and neighbors were afraid of: the end of life.
“When I came by and I seen the panic, you know, it kinda got to me, too,” Woods stated, “because a lot’s been going on in Pine Bluff, period.”
Members of Turntine’s family claim that her phone was tracked as far as Texas, but they are worried about where she could be, and what Oglesby might have done to her. They believe Oglesby hurt her or killed her, though Officer Richard Wegner, a spokesman for the Pine Bluff Police Department, stressed that the investigation is being treated as a missing persons case. Turntine’s relatives said Oglesby had just gotten a new, light green sedan, though they were not sure about the exact make or model.
Woods and many other neighbors said they hoped Turntine and Oglesby would be found soon.
“I was walking my kids, and it kinda touched me, cause I know, if it was somebody’s child, I could feel their pain,” he said. “It was a saddened feeling.”
Wegner said the detectives do not know whose blood they found inside the house.
Oglesby is 62 years old, 6’3”, with short, graying hair. Turntine is in her early 40s, and is described and short and heavy-set.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Detective Division at (870) 730-2090.