A year ago, Peggy Gaytan was working at the Shell gas station at 36th
Street and Harvard Avenue to help take care of her granddaughter Sommer. Sommer though will grow up with only memories of her grandma and questions about why she died. This week Tulsa Police and the Gaytan family are once again pleading with Tulsans who know something Gaytan’s murder to speak up.
At 11:46 on December 22, 2011, two men walked into the Shell station. Police say they took one look at Peggy Gaytan and then one shot the 55-year-old clerk.
“I remember arriving on scene and thinking this one’s going to be ok, we're going to be able to get something on this because of the video,” Tulsa Police Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker told FOX23.
Walker is talking about surveillance video that clearly shows what happened, but that video never brought the tips to give police their men.
Earlier this year, TPD thought they were closing in on some possible suspects.
“I thought that we close one time early on in May of this year, but we disproved that,” Walker said.
Now 12 months later, Gaytan's family wants one thing for Christmas: closure.
“I just would like to know the answers, you can never get her back no matter what you do,” Greg Gaytan, Peggy’s ex-husband, told FOX23.
Before she died, Peggy had reconciled with Greg, and they were raising their granddaughter Sommer.
“There is not a day that I don't remember Peggy,” Greg said.
Greg Gaytan says he still can't think of any reason his soul mate was taken from this earth far too soon.
“She never mentioned no trouble with nobody; she never said I am afraid of these people,” he said.
Police say right now, they can't do much more. Peggy was the only witness.
“What sticks out now is absolute starkness of the evidence that we have,” Sergeant Walker said.
Greg says everyone in Tulsa should want these criminals off the streets sooner than later.
“If they don't get caught right now, maybe they have done something else since, and if they haven't, they will.”
Police say if you have any information about this case to call Crimestoppers at (918) 289-1092
Sergeant Walker said they'd like people to be as specific as possible when they call and if possible to be able to tell them the motive behind this crime. He says people with information about this case can also contact TPD’s Homicide Tipline at (918) 798-8477 or email@example.com
. You can remain anonymous.
Friends, the Gaytan Family, and the Sonoma Neighborhood Association have come together to offer a substancial reward for a tip that leads to the closure of this case. For more information on those efforts, visit this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforpeggy