Police identify victims in Tulsa double homicide

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TULSA, Okla. — Police are investigating a double homicide at an east Tulsa apartment complex.

Officials said two women in their twenties were found dead at the Westminster Apartments near 51st and Memorial Sunday.

Homicide sergeant Dave Walker identified the victims as Amber Collins and Priscilla Ochoa.

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Sunday, police identified the suspect as Rolando Morales and said they believe he knows one of the victims. Investigators think an argument with Collins may have led to the shooting. They believe Coho died because she witness Collins' killing.

Officers said Morales sent a picture of the deceased women to his cousin in California on Sunday morning.

The cousin worked to tell Tulsa authorities.

Meanwhile, a mother was contacted by Morales to pick up her children from the apartment. Investigators say they believe 2, maybe 3 children were in the apartment during the killings.

The mother picked up the children and called police as well.

Morales was arrested Sunday.

Officials later determined that a rental car had been set on fire to conceal the fact that one of the women was at the apartment. Police believe Morales set the fire.

Morales is in the Tulsa County Jail on two complaints of first degree murder and one count of arson.

Morales moved to Tulsa from California 3 years ago. He has no prior record, according to homicide detectives.

Watch the video above for information from the scene.

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