2 bodies found, 4 people arrested in connection to missing Kansas women in Oklahoma

Four people were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping in connection to the disappearance of two Kansas women in a rural Oklahoma county, where two bodies were found over the weekend.

All four were booked into the Texas County jail Saturday, each for two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. Official charges have not been filed.

Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, were on their way to pick up children but never made it to the pickup location on March 30, according to a missing person's poster from the Texas County Sheriff's Office.

It's unclear what the connection between the two women is. Investigators have said they suspected foul play in their disappearance.

“They never made it to the pickup location. Their car was located abandoned on the side of the road,” according to the Endangered Missing Advisory activated by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Two bodies found; identification not released

The agency said Sunday that two bodies were recovered in rural Texas County. The bodies will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine identification and cause and manner of death.

"This is still an ongoing investigation," the Oklahoma investigation bureau said in a post on Facebook.

Police suspect foul play after car recovered

Officers found the car the two were last seen in near Highway 95 and Road L, which is south of Elkhart, Kansas, in rural Texas County, Oklahoma, according to the bureau.

The bureau began investigating the women's disappearance after the Texas County Sheriff’s Office requested the agency’s assistance.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 4 arrests in Veronica Butler, Jilian Kelley missing person case