Police: Man not connected to Tulsa quadruple homicide
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, January 11, 2013
1/11/13 at 5:38 AM
Get the latest news on the Fairmont Terrace homicides: Read coverage of the
apartment complex killings and on other homicides in the area nearby.
A man interviewed in connection with Monday's quadruple homicide at Fairmont Terrace is no longer a person of interest in the case, Tulsa police said Thursday.
Tulsa police detectives interviewed Joseph Leon Tillman, 33, 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.
Police on Tuesday had 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.
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 time 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.
Original Print Headline: Police: Man not connected to quadruple homicide
Amanda Bland 918-581-8413
Joseph Leon Tillman: But he will likely be extradited on a domestic assault warrant