Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Tulsa Man Who Disappeared In 2014

Friday, December 9th 2016, 3:51 pm

By: News On 6

Tulsa Police say they've arrested a suspect in the murder of a Tulsa man who vanished in 2014.

Police say the department's Fugitive Warrant and Homicide Units and the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Robert Tyson, 38, in Bartlesville.

He was wanted in the death of Ray Howard, who was 41 when he disappeared in September of 2014.

12/9/2014 Related Story: Homicide Detectives Investigate Disappearance Of Tulsa Man

Police said the remains of Howard, who was also known as Verlin, were discovered along a rural road in Washington County on May 11, 2016.

The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office issued a first-degree murder arrest warrant for Tyson on Friday and the task force arrested him a short time later.

Police said Howard hadn't been seen since September 4, 2014 at his apartment in the 3000 block of East Tecumseh. They said Howard told someone he was going to northwest Kansas to pick up furniture with an ex-roommate. He left his pickup truck and a recently-purchased Dodge Caliber outside the apartment, police said. 

Tulsa Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.


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