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OSBI Seal  Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


 10/27/09                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Large Reward Renewed in Weleetka Girls' Murder Case

The substantial reward announced in July of $160,000 .00 in the Weleetka Girls’ murder case will be renewed for another 90 days starting Wednesday, October 28th.

June 8, 2008, 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker were gunned down just yards from Placker’s home near Weleetka.  OSBI agents continue to receive and follow leads.

Several donors came forward during the summer to add to an existing reward.  An anonymous donor has offered a $70,000.00 reward and two Tulsa area independent oil companies put up a combined $50,000.00 reward.  This put the total reward amount for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murders of the girls up to $160,000.00.  This includes a $10,000.00 reward offered by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, $10,000.00 from the OSBI, and $20,000.00 donated by the community.

Dexxon Inc. and LPD Energy Corp. as well as the other anonymous donor will make their own determination on rewarding the money they are offering separate from the OSBI and other law enforcement officials.

Anyone with information should call the state Crimestoppers hotline at 1-800-635-8477.  Callers can remain anonymous.