Rogers High School junior found stabbed to death
BY SHANNON MUCHMORE World Staff Writer
Sunday, March 03, 2013
3/03/13 at 7:36 AM
A Rogers High School student was Tulsa's 16th homicide this year, police confirmed Saturday.
Gabrielle Bledsoe, 18, was found stabbed to death inside a home in the 1800 block of North Atlanta Ave. at 8:45 a.m., Sgt. Dave Walker said.
Bledsoe's mother discovered her after spending the night at the home of a relative, Walker said.
Bledsoe was a junior at Rogers High School, according to a spokesman with Tulsa Public Schools.
Bledsoe's aunt, Ramona Herrion, said Bledsoe did well in school and did not hang with the wrong crowd.
Rogers Principal Stacey Vernon said Bledsoe was a good student and was on the softball team.
"She was a wonderful student," Vernon said. "She will be deeply missed."
Neighbors Gregory Dumas and Shayla Dumas spoke highly of Bledsoe. Gregory Dumas said her death was "a great loss" to the neighborhood.
Shayla Dumas, Gregory Dumas' sister, said her young daughter routinely visited the Bledsoe residence.
"Gabrielle loved to dance and sing," she said. "She and her mother were really close."
The investigation is still preliminary. Police questioned several persons of interest about the homicide who were later released, Walker said.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or text TIP918 to CRIMES.
World Staff Writer Kendrick Marshall contributed to this report.
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Gabrielle Bledsoe: Friends and relatives said she was a good student who avoided the wrong crowd. She was on the school softball team.