OSBI Says No Suspects Named In Murders Of Weleetka Girls

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:55 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says despite speculation surrounding an Oklahoma man accused of killing his fiancé, there is no suspect in the 3-year-old murders of two young Weleetka girls.

News 9's Havonnah Johnson recently spoke with the family of Ashley Taylor. Taylor was killed in July 2011. Her fiancé, Kevin Sweat, is charged with her murder.

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Taylor's family said before they found out she'd been killed, they questioned Sweat about Taylor's disappearance.

"His response was, ‘I suppose I'm going to get blamed for this like I did the Weleetka girls,'" said Mike Taylor, Ashley's father. "Past memories that he told me, led me to believe that he killed those girls."

The family said the night they found Ashley Taylor's remains, Sweat admitted he'd been questioned about the deaths of Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Placker.  The two girls were killed on a rural road in Weleetka in 2008. Their killer has not been caught.

Although some people have suspicions about Kevin Sweat, the OSBI emphasized in a news release Thursday that he is not a suspect. The OSBI has not named any suspects in the case.

Right now, OSBI agents are focused on finding the gun used to kill Skyla and Taylor. It's a .40 Glock model 22 with the serial number EKG463US.

The OSBI is offering a $5,000 reward for the gun. If you have information about the weapon, call 1-800-522-8017.