Cause of death released for quadruple homicide victims


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Updated: 1/17/2013 5:20 pm Published: 1/17/2013 9:32 am


The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined four women killed at the Fairmont Terrace apartments earlier this month died from gun shot wounds.

Amy Elliot with the Medical Examiner’s office says Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor died from multiple gunshot wounds, Misty Nunley and Julie Jackson were killed by single gunshot wounds. The manner of death for all four women is classified as a homicide. Toxicology reports are still pending and the final ME report will not be available until that is complete.

Detectives tell FOX23 they think the twins were the targets in this case, as evidenced by the multiple gunshot wounds. 

The twins' father, Larry Powell, says he thinks an arrest will bring relief, "it's horrible, the only thing is I feel like that will be a relief is we can't let these people go.  They got to be stopped.  No one is safe. If they have done this once they are going to do it again."  

The women were found shot to death in an apartment near 61st and Peoria on January 7th. No arrests have been made, but the DA recently asked and received a bond increase for Freddie Hayes who they say may have witnessed the homicides or could be a person of interest in the investigation.

Police tell FOX23 they have made several arrests surrounding the case, but still haven't arrested anyone for the homicides.  


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t town253 - 1/18/2013 10:44 AM
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Howiseeit you have a brain like spongebobs buddy Patrick. Idiot.......

howIseeit - 1/18/2013 8:12 AM
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@frankie12 so you are encouraging or violent acts for someones right to free speech or how they personally feel......YOU DESERVE TO LIVE THERE AS YOU ARE AS PRIMITIVE AS THOSE PRIMATES!

Tinkersgirl - 1/18/2013 5:22 AM
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I'm sorry...typo "Were we unaware of cause of death?"

Tinkersgirl - 1/18/2013 5:21 AM
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We we unaware of cause of death? I thought we knew they were shot? Oh well thanks for the cause..now wheres the person who did it and WHY? I can't even think of a reason why someone would be so sick to shoot 4 people in midday at an apt complex w/ hundreds of people living around them. It makes me so sad that this can happen. Whatever happend to the days when you had a fist fight..someone won and a few mins later you were back to being friends. If there is going ot be an end of the world..this is the reason for it. People are uncivilized.

frankie12 - 1/17/2013 10:05 PM
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Tulsa is still a great city, its not the town its the people in it that makes it on th news, and @howiseeit you need to go out there say that to some of them free people out there and then see if your hands work after that it do not matter about free stuff its all about lives taken by some stupid person who needs to be in jail. have some respect for the people a human life who is now gone.

Mayor Maynot - 1/17/2013 7:51 PM
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TulsaChick thanx for reminding us that it could be any of us any day really. Probably par fo the course as set forth by other African American gangsta LegEnds in tulsa like Alan Shields. He was defeated by a precious seven year old girl who wasn't afraid to call police and let them know that Alan was there to kill them. God bless you little girl (I think she's 8 now) but heck yea she needs to have a front seat somewhere in the MLK parade for she is our true good neighbor hero. No fear and hopefully still holding. Reports indicate that shields committed suicide. Hate to say it but I hope so. With the malignant offenses of white on black crime / woodfork , the two bozos that executed the ORU couple execution style in the park then did a news interview. Casually cold blooded just like it's another days business.

TulsaChick - 1/17/2013 4:17 PM
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@howIseeit - Please do not assume you know everyone's situation. Think before you speak. Their family and friends may be (no, they ARE) reading this and your insensitivity is not needed.

howIseeit - 1/17/2013 2:15 PM
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FOUR less Obama Voters with free housing, free food and a free phone....And if TPD catches the guy...well he too will get free food, free housing but will need to call collect or use a calling card.

Tahoe - 1/17/2013 10:54 AM
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Toxicology report will be telling.

tiredbeingsad - 1/17/2013 9:49 AM
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:( So terrible... makes me sick.
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