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A mother of six who had been missing was reportedly found dead and rolled up in a carpet just days after she allegedly vanished while on a date with an unknown man from Oklahoma.
Makayla Fay Meave-Byers, 30, was last seen on September 15. She was apparently getting into a white truck with tinted windows, possibly owned by a man she intended to go on a date with, according to the Independent.
Just five days later, the authorities confirmed that Meave-Byers was discovered dead a few miles away from her home in Macomb. The police have yet to reveal the specific cause of death.
Meave-Byers left her home around 5:30 p.m. on a Friday of her own volition, according to Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Dinwiddie. He said that the man was reportedly white and had a bald head with a dark beard, but the suspect has not yet been identified.
The victim was not seen after she got into the truck. As a result, investigators used drones and search dogs to search the area, but they were not successful in finding her.
Meave-Byers was ultimately found by her cousin on September 20, wrapped in waterlogged "old pieces of carpet" in a nearly four-foot drainage culvert in a creek that ran down the road, according to Dinwiddie.
"I spoke with them [the victim's family members] several times last night, and a couple of my investigators spoke with them, because there was a lot of her family that was on the scene last night," he said.
The authorities said there were no injuries on the body that they could see, but an autopsy would be carried out.
Meave-Byers was a teacher's aide at Macomb Public Schools. Though she had six children, none of them were her biological descendants. She had four stepdaughters and two adopted children, according to KFOR.
The victim's older sister, Andria Meave, said she was "a great mother" and that the children were "all she cares about."
A GoFundMe page was set up following the incident, with family members attempting to gather funds to pay for Meave-Byers' memorial service. At the time of this report, the page had raised $2,660 of its goal of $10,000.
Meave-Byers' cousin, Amber Davis, was apparently the one to set up the fundraising page, saying: “We are saddened to say that Makayla has passed from this earthly world and is now in her heavenly home."
“She leaves behind lots of family who love and miss her very much.”
No suspects have yet been confirmed in the case.
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