Tulsa police make arrest after two-year homicide investigation

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • The Tulsa Police Fugitive Warrant Unit and U.S. Marshals arrested Robert Tyson Friday in Bartlesville.
  • He's wanted in connection with the 2014 death of Ray Howard.
  • Homicide investigators began looking into the case 3 months later in December.
  • Police said Howard's remains were found along a rural road in Washington County in May 2016.
  • Tyson is being held on a First Degree Murder complaint.
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Tulsa police and U.S. Marshals made an arrest Friday that brings investigators one step closer to closing a case open since 2014.

Robert Tyson was taken into custody on a First Degree Murder complaint for the death of Ray Howard.

RELATED: FOX23 first reported in September 2014 when Howard was reported missing

Howard, 41, was last seen alive in September 2014. Homicide investigators got involved with the case in December 2014.

RELATED: Homicide investigators began looking into the case 3 months later in December 14

It wasn’t until May 11, 2016, that Howard’s remains were found along a rural road in Washington County.

On Dec. 9, 2016, the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Tyson. He was tracked down and arrested in Bartlesville.

Police said they still need to talk to some people who know the men involved. Those individuals are not considered suspects so police are not releasing their names.

Anyone with additional information regarding the death of Ray Howard is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677.

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