Tulsa police arrest man for two homicides, believe he was looking for next victim

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police arrested a man for two separate murders that happened in Tulsa and in Turley, and police believe he was in the process of searching for his next victim.

Police arrested 22-year-old Terryl Brooks for murder in the deaths of Elizabeth Dillard and Star Rainbow Dancer, and said Brooks knew both women.

Tulsa Police Lieutenant Brandon Watkins said they believe Brooks was headed down the path of a serial killer.

“You kill two people like this, you’re not going to stop until you’re caught,” said Watkins.

Officers found 69-year-old Star Rainbow Dancer dead in her apartment near East 31st Street and South Sheridan Road from multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday, after going to the home for a well-being check.

Watkins said they believe Dancer was actually shot and killed Friday.

Police said Dancer had been allowing Brooks to stay with her for the last week.

Police said evidence at the scene linked Dancer’s homicide to the March 25 homicide of Elizabeth Dillard in Turley, in which Brooks was also a suspect.

Early Tuesday morning, Oklahoma Highway Patrol saw Brooks’ truck driving suspiciously in east Tulsa and pulled him over. Tulsa police officers at the scene recognized Brooks as the homicide suspect.

Brooks was taken into custody. He’s charged with two counts of first degree murder and possession of a firearm after a former conviction of felony.