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November 12, 2010

FBI asked to profile killer of Oklahoma girls

WELEETKA — The FBI is being asked to develop a profile of the killer or killers of two young girls in eastern Oklahoma in 2008.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown told The Oklahoman that investigators have given the FBI portions of their files in the deaths of Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11.

The two were found shot to death June 8, 2008, on a dirt road near Taylor’s home northeast of Weleetka.

“We just hope something comes from this,” said Vicky Placker, Taylor’s grandmother.

The files were sent to an FBI behavioral analysis unit that focuses on crimes against child victims, including abductions, homicides and sexual victimization.

Clay Simmonds, an FBI spokesman in Oklahoma City, said a profile also was ordered in the case involving the death of the Rev. Carol Daniels, 61, of Oklahoma City. She was found dead Aug. 23, 2009, in the Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Anadarko.

Brown said a few months ago the OSBI was looking at several suspects. She said Thursday the OSBI thinks the killers are still in the area.

The girls were shot 13 times with two guns as they walked down a rural dirt road four miles northeast of Weleetka. Investigators said they appeared to have walked to the bridge and were returning home when they were killed.

“This is not a cold case,” Brown said.

She said one OSBI agent spends 75 to 80 percent of his time on the case.

No weapons were found at the scene, but shell casings were. Investigators think a .40-caliber Glock handgun and a smaller caliber weapon were used to kill the girls, who were best friends. They declined to release information about the second gun, citing the ongoing investigation.

 

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