2 guns used in Oklahoma girls' killings

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) - State investigators say they believe two people are responsible for the killing of two young girls on a country road near Weleetka.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said Wednesday two different caliber weapons were used to kill 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker.

Because two weapons were used, Brown says investigators believe there were two killers. Brown declined to say what type of weapons were used.

The girls were discovered Sunday afternoon. The state medical examiner's office says each suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

Brown says a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case has been increased to $25,000.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Susan Location: Sedalia, Missouri on Jul 24, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    I read all your comments and just want to say that, first, unless there is significant proof that the parents failed in their responsbility to keep those kids safe (and what is SAFE anymore when our families are bombarded with many new age ways to get our kids), then it is nothing less than cruel to make the statement "where were the parents". Do you not think that these folks are going crazy second guessing themselves about every detail, already blaming themselves even if they are not ultimately responsible? Second, I am 44 with two kids; when I was 25 I would have fought at the top of my lungs against capital punishment as legalized murder. My views have changed. I am tired of making excuses for low life, incurable sociopaths, coming up with some excuse for keeping him alive, if imprisoned. The society is protected by incarceration of them, I suppose. But I still think that in todays climate America cannot afford to show any weakness at all in meting out punishment befitting the crime
  • by jake on Jun 13, 2008 at 09:02 AM
    Prayers to the family. A way to go once again KXII. lets tell all the criminals to go this town because they leave their doors unlocked and the keys in their cars. STUPID STUPID STUPID
  • by no name Location: okla on Jun 13, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    It shouldn't matter who has custody, the children are dead because someone used them for target practice. It's not a plessent felling thinking that you can't even let your children outside to play anymore. I live in a small town and there's kids always outside, mine too, only, that mine aren't allowed to leave the yard. God be with the families and friends as they go about their lives whithout the two beautiful faces that inlighted their world, they only have memories left and I pray that justice will come to whomever it was that took the live away from these little angles
  • by johnny Location: texas on Jun 13, 2008 at 08:26 AM
    our condolences too the families, my mother hometown is weleetka. it is a small-town kind of mayberry rfd. not anymore. what ever happened too the 1970,s. i guess they are gone. my sincere thoughts are with the town of weleetka. hopefully the local authorities and the oklahoma fbi, will catch them. sad day in oklahoma. johnny from west texas.
  • by Anonymous Location: Madill on Jun 13, 2008 at 08:25 AM
    Why you gotta be blaming the parents? In a lot of cases parents can prevent such tragedies but in this case I don't think so. I grew up in the country and we always ran up and down the dirt roads and on our bikes at a young age. They felt safe in their own community letting them do this. This was just a random sick act that no one could have predicted. It makes me sick!
  • by qualls on Jun 13, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    that is a good question to me, where are the parents? it said grandparent had custody, are the parents alive? if they are, they should take care of their kids, if you are man enough to have them, you need to be man enough to take care of them and put their needs first
  • by Examine Location: Carefully on Jun 12, 2008 at 06:40 PM
    I hope that the "true" killers (or killer...yes it could be only one person trying to look like it's more than one person) is found. Hopefully it isn't pinned on the wrong person or people. Examine things carefully. Look for footprints, tire tracks, motives, possible benefits, timeframe, anything odd said that someone overheard, strangers seen in town, etc. Question question question! Most importantly, reserve the wisdom to OBSERVE quietly too. You get the point. This is NOT a normal kind of incident. It's quite out-of-place and very suspicious. The killers (or killer) could be at large or they could be close. They could be hicks from nowhere or they could be someone who knew the girls. Those poor little girls. One of my children was shot to death, and I read things like this and my mind starts thinking in several directions. Don't give up and don't let the trail get cold. Pick over it with a fine comb. These children need justice. This whole thing is horribly wrong.
  • by mamma Location: fannin on Jun 12, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    It is time to bring back hanging and the whips I do beleive this was a thrill killing God bless these little Angels
  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    I think they should put him in so much pian and make him suffer the sick ******** but atleast they are in a better place and who ever did this will get what is coming to him.
  • by April Location: Oklahoma on Jun 12, 2008 at 03:29 AM
    You know when I was a child, we could walk the streets of our town without fear, you stayed outside and played until almost dark then you went home. That was true at the ages of these girls. It's sad that we can't feel safe allowing our children to even play on their own property. The families are in my prayers and I'm also praying that these people be found and locked up so others can be safe.
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