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Mother and Son Sought as Part of Death Investigation

    Diana Bohlander            Ty Bohlander              Bohlander Camaro



James McFarland Death Investigation Continues

Investigators with the Cherokee County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Office are attempting to locate and interview Diana Marie Bohlander and her son Ty Lee Bohlander in connection with the death investigation of 64 year-old James Alan McFarland.

McFarland, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was found dead on April 30, 2017.  During the course of the investigation, detectives have identified Diana and Ty Bohlander as being acquaintances of McFarland and believe they had recent contact with him. 

Diana Bohlander is described as a 55 year-old white female, 5’03, 130 pounds with blue eyes.

Ty Bohlander, age 21, is a white male, 6’02, 235 pounds also with blue eyes.

Both Bohlanders are believed to be homeless, but have frequented shelters, campgrounds and hotels in the Tulsa, Oklahoma.

They are likely driving a green 1994 Chevrolet Camaro with Oklahoma License Plate CZR875.  There is a “Punisher” decal on the back window.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Diana and / or Ty Bohlander are encouraged to contact investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 620-429-3992, 620-848-3000 or you can submit an anonymous tip by text message.  Just text the number 888777.  In the subject area, type ‘tip cherokee’ followed by whatever information you can provide.


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