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A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


06/08/10                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Continues Active Investigation into Weleetka Murders

The OSBI, the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department, and a number of other law enforcement departments across the state continue to dedicate resources to following leads on the murders of 13-year-old Taylor Paschal Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker.  The girls were gunned down while taking a walk down a county road near Paschal’s home in the late afternoon hours of June 8th, 2008.

Someone fired numerous shots from two guns. The girls died at the scene.   The agent assigned the case continues to follow leads called in from the public as well as leads he develops.

“This case is still open and very active. The agent assigned the case runs leads nearly every day.  Other agents are brought in as needed. OSBI remains optimistic this case will be solved,” Jessica Brown, OSBI PIO, says.

The OSBI continues to work a joint investigation with the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Marshal Service; and Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms have all assisted with the investigation.  Recently, members of the FBI expressed interest in going over case information a second time. OSBI welcomes the idea.

A reward topping $160,000 is available for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murders. If anyone has information, they are urged to call the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.