• Leaders look for answers after double homicide in north Tulsa

    By: Farron Salley

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • A man and woman were killed at Chamberlain Park
    • A 5-year- and 9-month-old were found on the scene
    • At 10 a.m., local leaders discussed the homicide and how community members can help stop violence. Scroll down to watch a recording of the conference

     

    Tulsa Police began investigating Monday after two people were found dead at a local park. 

    Investigators said a 5-year-old boy was walking around Chamberlain Park when someone found him. He said his mother was hurt. 

    Police said the 5-year-old little boy is the only eyewitness to a double homicide in north Tulsa overnight.

    They said they contacted Tulsa police child crisis detectives Tuesday morning after learning of the murder.

    Detectives said they then took the child to the Child Advocacy Center in midtown for a forensic interview.

    Police said these interviews are very delicate and require careful questioning, in which interviewers from the Child Abuse Network asked questions.

    Those interviewers are trained to make their questions non-leading and non-suggestive, so the interview could be admissible in court if the case goes to trial.

    The children are interviewed in special rooms that have a one-way mirror, so that detectives can watch and listen to the interviews

    The children are informaed they are being watched and recorded

    Police said children can be very helpful and give good information.

    Officers found a man and woman possibly shot and killed while sitting at the park. A 9-month-old child was also found inside their SUV. That baby is OK.

    Police said the double killing happened around midnight and that the children set at the park until a passerby saw this morning around 6:30.

    After notifying the victims' families, officers released their names: Markey Goff, 26, and Meshawna Jones, 31. 

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    At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, city councilor Jack Henderson and senator Kevin Mathews will host a press conference. There, they intend to discuss the homicide and "how members of the community can prevent future tragedies from occurring."

    Henderson mourned the deaths at the park in a press release about the conference.

    “I cannot tell you how upset I was to hear about the sad events that took place in our own Chamberlain Park this weekend,” he said.  “My heart goes out to the families and to the children impacted by this senseless destruction.  The violence has to stop.  The loss of life has to stop.  I hope we can find a way to ensure no more children lose their parents to violence.  We need to remember to love thy neighbor.  It just has to stop.”

     

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