Women Jailed in Connection to Temple Disappearance Case
44-year-old Cedric Marks is the man at the center of the investigation into the disappearance of Jenna Scott and her friend Michael Swearingin. He was arrested in Michigan on January 8th but has not yet been named a suspect in the case.
Both Jenna and Michael have not been seen since January 4th. Since then, authorities have found two bodies in rural Okfusee County, Oklahoma that could be a match. It has since been confirmed that these are in fact the bodies of the two missing Texans.
Scott and Swearingin have been longtime friends. Swearingin's 2016 Hyundai Genesis was missing from his home and found January 5th in Austin, Texas. KWTX reports that after locating the missing vehicle police arrested Maya Renee Maxwell on January 11th on a Bell County warrant that charges she tampered with evidence. Maya admitted to police that she had a part in leaving Swearingin's vehicle in Austin to try and hide it from police.
She will be returned to Bell County to face the charge in the next 10 days. Police believe she went to Michigan with Marks. The wife of Cedric Marks, Ginell McDonough, was also arrested in Michigan and arraigned on charges of harboring a fugitive. She is being held on $75,000 bond.