Family mourning couple's death after Tulsa fire says they've fallen victim to thieves

By: Hector Mejia


TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • A family mourning the death of a recently married couple killed in a house fire on Tuesday says they’re dealing with thieves.
  • Loved ones identified the victims Melissa and Robert Gilliam.
  • The family says they’re missing appliances, including a brand-new refrigerator, a washer and dryer, that they believe were stolen from the charred home’s front yard near North Martin Luther King and East 27th Court.
  • They’re in the process of filing a police report.
  • The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but firefighters say the couple was using a generator and space heaters to keep warm.
  • The family has set up a GoFundMe after the fire.

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