Oklahoma Double Murder

Young best friends shot to death

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    A sketch of a 6-foot-tall Native American male who police believe may have been near the scene where two girls were shot to death on June 8, 2008.

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    Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, who was found shot to death on June 8, 2008, along a rural road in Weleetka, Okla.

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    Skyla Whitaker, 11, who was found shot to death on June 8, 2008, along a rural road in Weleetka, Okla.

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    June 13, 2008: Law enforcement officials investigate the murders of Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, from a command center in Okemah, Okla.

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    June 13, 2008: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agent Ben Rosser explains the workings of a command center set up for investigating the murders of Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, in Okemah, Okla.

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    June 13, 2008: Mourners enter the Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker funeral at First Baptist Church in Dewar, Okla.

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    June 10, 2008: A memorial to Taylor Paschal-Placker and Skyla Whitaker at the spot along a rural road where they were found dead.

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    June 12, 2008: Tammy Smith, a cheerleading sponsor for the squad of two slain girls, cries as she speaks with Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agent Ben Rosser after a press conference at the Okfuskee County Courthouse, in Okemah, Okla. Smith’s son, Bryan Smith, 13, left, was a classmate of the girls.

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    June 11, 2008: Dakota Padgett, 10, hugs his brother, Devon Padgett, 7, in front of a memorial on the side of the road for Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13. The two girls were found murdered Sunday night.

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    June 11, 2008: Ross Padgett talks with a reporter as his son, Devon, age 7, plays on the side of the road near a memorial or Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker.

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    June 11, 2008: Joe Mosher talks with a reporter near the spot where his niece, Taylor Paschal-Placker, and her friend, Skyla Whitaker, were found murdered Sunday night, in Weleetka, Okla.

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    June 11, 2008: Teresa Williams brings a stuffed bear to a memorial on the side of the road for Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker.

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    June 11, 2008: Special Agent Ben Rosser of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, bows his head as Michael Grigsby, chaplain for the Okfuskee County Sheriff's Department, says a prayer following a news conference in Okemah, Okla.

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    June 11, 2008: Devon Padgett, 7, walks toward a memorial on the side of the road for Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker.

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    June 11, 2008: Special Agent Ben Rosser of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, bows his head as Michael Grigsby, chaplain for the Okfuskee County Sheriff's Department, says a prayer following a news conference in Okemah, Okla.

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    June 11, 2008: Special Agent Ben Rosser of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation speaks at a news conference in front of the Okfuskee County Courthouse in Okemah, Okla., concerning the murders of Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker, in nearby Weleetka, Okla., Sunday night. He is flanked by Okfuskee County Sheriff Jack Choate and Maxey Reilly, assistant district attorney.

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    June 10, 2008: Special Agent Ben Rosser of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, speaks at a news conference in front of the Okfuskee County Courthouse in Okemah, Okla., concerning the murders of Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker in nearby Weleetka, Okla.

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    June 10, 2008: Dena Priddy holds a sign with photos of Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, who were murdered Sunday, as she collected donations for the families outside Graham Public School in Weleetka, Okla.

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    June 10, 2008: Joe Mosher, an uncle of Taylor Paschal-Placker, talks with a reporter near where his niece, Taylor, was found dead Sunday night, in Weleetka, Okla. A memorial with flowers and stuffed animals marks the location.

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    In this undated photo provided by family member Joe Mosher, Taylor Paschal-Placker is pictured with her grandparents, Peter Placker and Vickey Placker. Taylor Paschal-Placker and a friend, Skyla Whitaker were found murdered near Taylor's home in Weleetka, Okla., on June 8, 2008.

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