Body, toddlers found in SUV in SapulpaJose Acevedo
May 11 2012
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/stor...XSs3CCY8g.cspxSapulpa police say the body of a woman was found in the floorboard of a SUV in Creek County.
Police say the woman’s body was found in the back seat floor of a SUV parked at 81st and Frankoma Road. Police say a two and three-year old were in the car with the body. The children are now in state custody.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations says a woman saw the car this morning and did not think anything of it, but called authorities when the car was still there later. Investigators say the woman's death looks suspicious. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Woman's body found in SUV with her 2 sons locked in; cause unclear, police pursue as homicide
May 11 2012
Authorities release name of woman found dead in SUV
http://www.tulsaworld.com/specialpro...0_Author744847Investigators have identified a woman who was found dead in an SUV near Sapulpa and are working to reconstruct her final hours, authorities said.
Leticia Melendez Reyes, 26, of Tulsa was found about 1 p.m. Tuesday slumped over the steering wheel off Frankoma Road north of 81st Street. Her two sons were locked inside the vehicle but unharmed, authorities said.
She had no signs of trauma, but investigators consider the death suspicious because the circumstances are unclear, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said.
The Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine a cause of death and authorities will continue to investigate it as a homicide until that can be ruled out, Brown said.
“What we’re trying to do is find out what she was doing around the time she died - anything we can do to piece together a timeline.”
Reyes filed a protective order May 2 against her then-boyfriend Jose Acevedo, alleging that he strangled her April 30 and threatened to kill her if she left him.
Brown could not say whether Acevedo is a suspect but said authorities planned to interview Reyes’ friends and relatives to find “what and who is out of the ordinary.”
Reyes’ sons, who had been in the SUV for at least several hours, were taken into Department of Human Services custody, authorities said.
Her parents are traveling from Mexico to work with child welfare authorities, the OSBI reported.
Reyes’ protective order names a 2-year-old and 1-year-old boy as co-petitioners. Both share Acevedo’s last name, according to the document.
OSBI names person of interest in Creek County death
May 12 2012
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/stor...4wXWoJwBg.cspxInvestigators have identified a person of interest in connection to a woman found dead in an SUV in Creek County.
OSBI identified the woman as Leticia Melendez Reyes. Her body was found in an SUV at 81st and Frankoma Road in Sapulpa on May 8th. Her two sons, ages two and three, were found in the SUV with her.
OSBI, Creek County investigators, and Tulsa County Deputies served a search warrant at the Tulsa apartment that Reyes shared with Jose Acevedo. Agents want to talk Acevedo about his relationship with Reyes and determine a timeline for her death. OSBI says Reyes filed an emergency protective order against Acevedo on May 2nd.