On June 8, 2008 the tiny town of Weleetka, Oklahoma was rocked to it’s core when two young girls, Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Placker, 13, best friends, were found shot to death while walking along County Line Rd. The tragic case brought immediate national media attention and an aggressive investigation, OSBI and FBI included. Hundreds of tips and suspects later, the case may be closer to a resolution as agents are honing in on a specific gun purchased at a gun show.
On July 15, 2011, Ashley Celeste Taylor, 23, was reported missing from Okmulgee, OK, a town near Weleetka, supposedly after an argument with her fiance, Kevin Sweat. Sweat was subsequently arrested and confessed to her murder, telling officials that her remains were buried off of Highway 75. In early August, 2011, searchers found human bone fragments, pieces of clothing and glasses consistent with Ashley’s on the property of Kevin Sweat’s father, near Weleetka.
The investigators are now turning a closer eye to the theory that Kevin Sweat could be responsible for the slaying of the young girls along with his fiance, Ashley Taylor. New information is being discovered daily.
Listeners will hear first hand information about the connections between these unsolved cases and the people surrounding them, in the hope that the pieces of the puzzle are fit together to bring resolution.
In case you missed the series on Crime, She Writes over on Forbes as it relates to the Oklahoma Intimate Partner Homicide of Ashley Taylor and a possible link between the unsolved 2008 cold cases in Weleetka, Oklahoma, below are all 5 segments.
When a person goes missing without a trace, it’s a nightmare for their loved ones. Time literally stands still; their world suddenly comes to a screeching halt. For one family, Michael and Faye Taylor of Glenpool, Oklahoma, they would embark on a journey unraveling not only their daughter’s murder,
Face to face, Michael Taylor, father of missing Ashley Taylor, confronts her fiancé, Kevin Sweat, after trying to no avail to contact Sweat by phone. In the parking lot of the apartment he shared with Ashley, Kevin is questioned.Kevin Sweat, in a clear voice, volunteers, “I suppose I am gonna get
After the confrontation in the apartment complex parking lot between Michael Taylor and Kevin Sweat, Michael Taylor enters the apartment that his daughter Ashley and her fiancé Kevin shared. Michael reported that it is in total disarray, clothing scatted about in the living room, bathroom and hall...
Michael Taylor’s persistence in his daughter Ashley’s case is what is now fueling a stepped-up investigation into the 2008 murders in Weleetka, Oklahoma, of two young girls, Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker. They, along with Ashley Taylor, deserve justice, swift and strong. Several days aft...
Authors Note: Law Enforcement Agencies in Oklahoma have released information as it relates to a Glock possibly related to the 2008 murders. A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone who turns in the gun-no questions asked. The information about the gun is in part 5 of the series. If everyone reading this could post the information on the gun at Websites, forums, facebook and blogs it would be appreciated.