Man no longer person of interest in Fairmont Terrace killings
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 3:22 PM
Investigators do not expect additional charges to be filed against a man interviewed in connection with Monday’s quadruple homicide at Fairmont Terrace.
Tulsa police on Tuesday named Joseph Leon Tillman, 33, as a person of interest in the shooting deaths of four women at the Fairmont Terrace apartment complex, 1111 E. 60th St. A wanted bulletin was issued for Tillman, who was charged in December with domestic assault and battery.
Tillman was arrested in Coffeyville, Kan., within hours of the department’s news release identifying him.
Tulsa police detectives have since interviewed Tillman, whose last name appears as Tillmon in Tulsa County District Court records, and do not expect him to be charged in connection to the slayings, Sgt. Dave Walker said Thursday.
Tillman is still expected to be extradited by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office on the outstanding warrant, Walker said.
He said the investigation into Monday’s killings will continue with homicide detectives attempting to contact as many people as possible.
“There (are) four or five theories that we’re working,” Walker said.
Investigators are expected to spend Thursday regrouping in an attempt to find anything they may be missing, he said.
Rebeika Powell, 23; Kayetie Powell Melchor, 23; Misty Nunley, 33; and Julie Jackson, 55, were found shot to death in an apartment about 12:35 p.m. Monday. Powell’s 3-year-old son was found unharmed in the apartment.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or via text message at CRIMES (274637). Text tips should begin with “Tip918.” Tipsters can remain anonymous and may earn a reward.
Joseph Leon Tillman