Tulsa police investigate Craigslist post made by self-proclaimed serial killer

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TULSA, Okla. —

Quick facts:

  • Police said they are investigating after someone claimed to be a serial killer on Craigslist.
  • Tulsa police said someone reported the post and they have subpoenaed Craigslist for more information.
  • They said it could be a scam.
  • Police said they do have a person of interest in the case.

Tulsa police are investigating a disturbing post that went up on Craigslist last week.

The post, written as though it’s from a self-proclaimed murderer, “thanks” Tulsa for “letting me have my first kill” and goes on to say the poster plans to head to Oklahoma City next.

FOX23 Katie Higgins took a look at the post and talked to Tulsa police officials

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FOX23 reporter Katie Higgins sent the post to Sgt. Dave Walker with the Tulsa Police Homicide Unit and he said they are looking into it.

“Intelligence folks said they saw it and they are going to work on it,” Walker said.

Police sent a subpoena to Craigslist but results from that could take a while. While the police are taking to post very seriously, Walker said it could also likely be a scam or hoax.

“You know, we don’t have anyone who is unaccounted for. We don’t have a dead person that we haven’t figured out,” Walker said.

He told FOX23 he’s seen a similar situation before when a 918 number texted people questions about burying a body.

“Maybe they are drunk or stupid,” Walker said.

The difference with the latest Craigslist post is that it also mentions a couple of people by name: A local judge and a Department of Corrections employee.

“Specifically naming those folks means there is some sort of connection,” Walker said.

Police Friday that they do have a person of interest in the case. The suspect is not in Oklahoma and they do not yet believe there is any truth to the post.