Police continue to ask for the public's help in locating a missing Tulsa woman.
Investigators are searching for Selwyne Anette Richardson, 43, also known as Tina Pitts, who was last seen Nov. 3.
Richardson was reported missing Nov. 8 after she failed to show up to baby-sit for a family member, Officer Scott Walton said.
Police are also seeking Richardson's boyfriend, known only as "Kenny," as a person of interest or possible witness to her disappearance. Police say he is known to frequent motels on 11th Street.
Police asked that anyone who has seen Richardson or "Kenny" call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.
Tulsan turns himself in on federal stolen-mail charge
A Tulsa man who was wanted on a stolen mail charge surrendered to federal authorities Thursday after failing to appear in court the previous day.
George William Elias Jr., 47, had removed an ankle monitor he was supposed to wear as a bond condition in a state-court case and had driven as far as Wichita, Kan., before heading back to Tulsa on Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles McLoughlin said.
He turned himself in at the Page Belcher Federal Building early Thursday, U.S. Postal Inspector Scott West said.
Elias is suspected of creating counterfeit checks by using information gleaned from stolen mail, McLoughlin said.
Man's body found near Bird Creek in Osage County
BARNSDALL -- Authorities are still trying to determine what killed an Osage County man whose body was found earlier this week near Bird Creek north of Barnsdall, about 40 miles northwest of Tulsa.
A family taking a walk to see waterfalls on the creek discovered the body of Ralph Gilstrap Jr., 42, Barnsdall Police Chief Tony Gates said. Gilstrap's body showed no obvious signs of trauma, Gates said.
The state Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa is awaiting the findings from an autopsy.
Gilstrap had been released from the Osage County Jail on March 29, Sheriff Ty Koch said. He served about six months for failing to pay child support.
Authorities seek help to ID man killed in fall from train
Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man who was found dead in Nowata County after falling from a Union Pacific train.
Riding illegally, the man died after he fell off the train and was dragged about a mile, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The accident occurred about 12:45 a.m. March 14, roughly 3 1/2 miles north of Talala in Rogers County.
The man's body was dragged into Nowata County, said Randy Saffell, a spokesman for the state Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa.
Unaware that the man had fallen, the engineer traveled on to Coffeyville, Kan. The body was found after another train came through, and Union Pacific personnel notified authorities, the OHP reported.
Saffell said no identification was on the body. The man appeared to be Hispanic, 20 to 40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 167 pounds, with short, black hair, he said.
Tattoos on his right shoulder appear to spell "WESTIA." A faint tattoo on his right upper arm is unrecognizable. A fading tattoo on his left shoulder looks like "cobra," and a tattoo on his left forearm contains abstract symbols, Saffell said.
The man was wearing jeans, white socks, a white T-shirt, a blue and white striped pullover knit shirt and a brown leather belt.
Anyone who might know the man is urged to call Saffell at 582-0985.
Ponca City motorist is hit, killed after running stop sign
A Ponca City man was killed Wednesday when he failed to yield at a stop sign in Kay County and his pickup was hit by a car, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Chad Ray Koehn, 32, died at the scene about a mile north of Ponca City. Troopers said he was driving a 1986 Ford pickup west on Oklahoma 11 and pulled into the path of a 2000 Ford that was southbound on U.S. 77.
The driver of the car, Jennifer Jean Smith, 22, of Newkirk, and a 2-year-old passenger were treated at a Ponca City hospital and released, the OHP reported. Two other passengers, both 1-month-old babies, reportedly were not injured.
Troopers said Koehn was not wearing a seat belt but that Smith was. The child and two infants were in safety seats, the OHP said.
Funeral home operator loses license suspension appeal
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Funeral Board rejected an appeal Thursday by the owner and director of a Purcell funeral home whose license was revoked in February for selling prepaid funeral benefits without a license.
Charles "Mike" Damet, 50, also faces felony charges of selling drugs out of the business.
Billy Coyle, Damet's attorney, asked board members to modify the ruling suspending Damet's license until Damet -- who was present at the hearing -- can address the accusations against him.
The board voted unanimously to deny the appeal and uphold its previous ruling based on testimony from Oklahoma Insurance Department attorney Darren Ellingson.
Officials are investigating whether funds from prepaid funeral benefits Damet sold were misused.