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January 6, 2012

Panel to resume probe of missing Okla. student

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A Cherokee County grand jury investigating the disappearance of a Northeastern State University student seven years ago will resume work on Tuesday.

Carl Adams filed a petition to impanel the jury on behalf of his 26-year-old son, Stephen Adams, who vanished after leaving a class on Dec. 13, 2004.

The panel recessed Nov. 9 to allow authorities to investigate more leads. Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp, who advises the panel, told the Tulsa World ( the delay has been beneficial for the investigation.

Stephen Adams was last seen at a convenience store in Cookson, about 12 miles from the university. Reports show he spoke to his girlfriend on a cell phone and told her he was going to give someone a ride.

Thorp says his pickup truck hasn't been found.

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