|| Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
A. DeWade Langley
Public Information Director
07/30/09 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reward Increases in Weleetka Girls' Murder Case
The OSBI and Okfuskee County District Attorney’s Office are happy to announce a substantial increase in the reward for information pertaining to the murders of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker – gunned down just yards from Placker’s home near Weleetka June 8, 2008.
Several donors have come forward to add to the reward. An anonymous donor is offering a $70,000.00 reward and two Tulsa area independent oil companies are putting up a combined $50,000.00 reward. This puts 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.