From September:

The apparent slaying of a prominent oilman has left close friends desperate for answers and a tight-knit community in rural Osage County in shambles.

Investigators with the Osage County Sheriff’s Office spent Thursday exhuming a body from a shallow grave found the day before on private property near Pawhuska...

The last reported sighting of Holt, 46, was when he left the Pawhuska Golf & Country Club in his gray pickup early Saturday morning. His truck was found on his 40-acre property southwest of town, but Holt was missing.

Two brothers and their mother have been charged in the slaying of a Pawhuska oilman whose remains were found buried in rural Osage County earlier this month.

Jeremy Keith Reece, 31, and Tyler Wayne Reece, 18, were charged Tuesday in Osage County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of Ricky Holt...

Jeremy Reece said he was angry over photos taken of his ex-wife, Claudette Reece, that were reportedly sent to him from Holt’s phone, an affidavit alleges.

A Pawhuska oilman died of multiple shotgun wounds and his body was burned, likely after he died, the state Medical Examiner’s Office has found.

The death of Ricky Holt, 46, was ruled a homicide by the ME’s office. His body was found in a shallow grave in Osage County in September.

He had been shot in the head, upper back and neck, and much of his body was burned, the ME’s office said in an autopsy report.