Kidnapping suspect found dead weeks after his arrest

TULSA, Okla. — UPDATE: The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office says they found Christopher Webb’s body in his Owasso apartment, dead from an apparent suicide. Webb had bonded out of jail and was wearing an ankle monitor.

A man accused of kidnapping a child last month outside of a north Tulsa parking lot has been arrested.

Investigators say the crime happened June 2 near Harvard and Pine. The victim told officer she was walking with her older sister and her aunt when a man driving a white Dodge 2500 pickup truck approached them. The driver passed the group several times before walking up and grabbing the 7-year-old by the arm. Police say the man, now identified as Christopher Webb, put the girl in his lap and drove way.

The girl’s family tried to chase after the truck. Investigators say Webb stopped and let the girl go before driving away. Over the past few weeks, investigators analyzed security footage from nearby businesses and neighbors to help find a suspect.

There were more than 3,200 cars registered in Oklahoma that matched the car’s description. Investigators were eventually able to get that number down to 446. Webb’s truck was the only vehicle found that had the optional equipment that matched the truck spotted in the security footage.

The affidavit shows that Webb was taken into custody at his home in Owasso last night. The affidavit also shows Webb is a felon who has previously been investigated for child sexual abuse.