Two Arrested For Murder Of Tulsa Woman

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 6:29 am
By: News On 6

Police arrested two men Monday they say shot a Tulsa woman found dead last Friday.

Investigators took Mario Gallegos, 23, and Juan Pablo Ruiz-Olvera, 24, into custody for the shooting death of 32-year-old Juanita Ibarra. Her body was found in her car parked near 4th Place and Memorial on August 28, 2015.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker says surveillance video from a business led them to a Toyota Tacoma pickup they believe was connected to Ibarra's death. He says the video shows two men and Ibarra arguing outside a store in the 7800 block of East 21st Street.  The two men were then seen leaving in the pickup.

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Investigators located the pickup Monday parked at a home in the 7700 block of East Independence and set up a surveillance operation.

When officers saw Gallegos driving away in the pickup Monday afternoon, they arrested him. Investigators searched the home Monday evening and arrested Ruiz-Olvera.

The booked both men into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of first-degree murder.  Jail records show both are being held without bond.