Oklahoma bodies identified as Temple friends missing since Jan. 4

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified two bodies found near Clearview,  Tuesday as missing Temple friends, 28-year-old Jenna Scott, and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin. 

Maya Maxwell became a person of interest Wednesday in “having last seen Swearingin’s vehicle,” according to an arrest affidavit. She faces tampering with evidence charges. Maxwell is the current girlfriend of Scott’s ex-boyfriend Cedric Marks.

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On Wednesday, Swearingin’s family began tentatively preparing for a funeral after law enforcement made an initial identification of the bodies. 

Scott and Swearingin were reported missing on Jan. 4 and their car was found in Austin a day later. 

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