14-year-old arrested in fatal shooting in Jenks
BY AMANDA BLAND and KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writers
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
12/18/12 at 11:05 PM
Tulsa County investigators have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the shooting death of a 47-year-old woman in Jenks.
The teenager, Joshua Scott Mooney, was arrested late Tuesday and is in the process of being booked into the Tulsa Jail, Maj. Shannon Clark said in a press release.
Clark identified the homicide victim as Mary Escue, who was from out of state and was visiting her parents at their Jenks home.
Jenks police had requested assistance from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office after they responded to a home-invasion call in the 400 block of East 111th Street in Jenks around midnight Tuesday and found Escue dead, Clark said.
About 3 p.m. Tuesday, investigators were called to a location in Sapulpa where items belonging to the victim that were believed to have been stolen by the killer or killers were discovered, Clark said.
A 2009 Chevrolet Malibu that was reported missing from the homicide scene was also found in the same area, Clark said.
Escue was a wife and mother who was in town visiting her parents, he said. Her mother and father told deputies they had left their home earlier in the evening and returned to find their daughter dead.
Authorities believe that the woman was shot multiple times.
The Jenks Police Department has one homicide investigator, who requested help from the Sheriff’s Office after he “realized it was a complex investigation,” Clark said.
Both agencies are investigating the death as a homicide, and the Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.
Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office at 918-596-8661.