Cold Cases

TCSO Cold Case Task Force Office

(918) 596-5723

The Task Force Needs Your Help!

If you believe you have information that might help solve one TCSO’s cold cases, contact Doc Shannon using the phone number provided above. Even details that may seem minor, may help the Task Force bring a killer to justice.

You may also provide information through Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS. Crime Stoppers tips may be submitted anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest or conviction, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

TCSO Cold Case Task Force seeks contact information for victim’s families

Members of TCSO’s Cold Case Task Force are asking for the public’s help in locating family members for dozens of unsolved cases.

“Family members are essential”, says TCSO Spokesperson Casey Roebuck. “The families are the ones these investigators are working to find answers for.”

The task force is taking a closer look at 26 unsolved cases from across Tulsa County. While investigators are in close contact with some of the victim’s families, contact information for other families is no longer current. Some of these cases are more than 30 years old and some of the family members may be deceased.

It’s important that additional relatives are found who can provide DNA samples and information about their family member.

Families are asked to contact Doc Shannon by phone at (918) 596-5723

Cold Cases – Victim and Case Information

The Cold Case Task Force is seeking family contacts for these cases:

Task Force Background Information

In June of 2016, Sheriff Regalado created the TCSO Cold Case Task Force. The Cold Case Task Force has some of the most experienced homicide detectives in Northeast Oklahoma, and several other experts in their field. These highly skilled individuals are known nationally and internationally for their expertise in their field.

Each of the task force team members have volunteered their time and expertise to take a fresh look at the case files and prioritize them in terms of solvability. They are looking for evidence that could potentially be tested using new technology and witnesses that could be re-interviewed. Their hope is that they will be able to bring closure and justice for the victims’ families.

The unit focuses its resources on those cases with the highest probability of being solved with fresh leads and new forensic technologies. In many cases, biological evidence is still present allowing recent advances in DNA testing to bring those responsible to justice.

The truth about each case is out there; someone knows who committed the murder.

There are 26 cases that Sheriff Regalado asked the task force to review. Since the task force formation Task Force members have volunteered countless hours and have made progress in the Dean investigation as well as others. The most notable accomplishment was the identification of an unknown female’s remains that were discovered in rural Tulsa County in December of 1992, as Greta L Riles.

THE TCSO COLD CASE TASK FORCE MISSION STATEMENT:

“To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves by seeking answers and justice for victims and their families”.

Task Force Roster

Task Force Leader, Mike Huff, founded the International Association of Cold Case Investigators, an agency that will be helping the task force. He served the Tulsa Police department for 36 years, 31 of those years were spent in TPD’s Homicide Unit, where he retired as a Sergeant. He’s been involved with more than a 1,000 homicide arrests that included some of the most vicious killers in Tulsa history.

Sgt. Tressi Mizell is TCSO’s Supervisor of the Cold Case Task Force. She’s been with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. Sgt, Mizell brings nearly a decade of Detective experience to the Task Force, as well as a passion for seeking justice for victims’ families. She has experience as a Crime Scene Analyst and is a graduate of the National Forensics Academy.

TCSO COLD CASE TASK FORCE PERSONNEL:

• Task Force Leader, Mike Huff, Retired Sgt. Tulsa Police Dept. Homicide Supervisor / IACCIS.
• Doc Shannon – Retired DEA Agent
• Sgt. Tressi Mizell – TSCO Task Force Supervisor
• Kurt Bickle – VIPS / INCOG Mapping and Graphing Expert
• Tim Bracken – Retired Sgt. Tulsa Police Dept. MCU / Crime Scene Expert
• Dr. Val Fuller – DNA Expert
• Mick Harrington – Retired Special Agent FBI
• Ed Lundy – Retired Cpl. Tulsa Police Dept. / State Department International Policing
• Sam Mayrose – Retired Special Agent FBI
• Jim Norman – Retired Special Agent FBI
• Lynda Parnell – Retired FBI Forfeiture Analyst
• Jerry Emmon – Ret. Special Agent FBI
• Joannie Emmons – Volunteer
• Missy Mayrose – Volunteer
• Tom Fultz – Ret. Tulsa Police Department
• Jim Hardin – Ret. TCSO Reserve Deputy
• Jerry Issacs – Ret. Tulsa Police Department
• Ed Jackson – Ret. Tulsa Police Department
• Jon Knehans – Ret. Special Agent FBI
• Deborah Knehans – Volunteer
• Jeanette Ross – Former Special Agent, IRS
• Lowell Sprague – Ret. Senior Special Agent, ATF

THE TASK FORCE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

If you believe you have information that might help solve one of these cases, then contact Doc Shannon using the information provided above. There is NOTHING that is too minor to share. NOTHING is too trivial. Call when you realize that you have something to offer.

You may also provide information through CRIMESTOPPERS at (918) 596-COPS (2677).

All tips may be submitted anonymously and A REWARD MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR PERSONS PROVIDING INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST AND/OR CONVICTION in these cases.

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