Kansas Authorities Investigate Death Of Man Wanted In Tulsa Murders

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 1:25 pm
By: News On 6

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Tulsa man Sunday near Park City, Kansas.

Deputies told KWCH, the CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kansas,  Dale Childress, 56, died from a gunshot wound.

They said his body was found on a county road at about 6 p.m. on February 15, 2015.  The sheriff's office said Childress' death is the first homicide in their county this year.

Authorities are looking for a 2001-2005 Buick LeSabre seen in the area prior to the discovery of Childress' body.

According to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records Dale Childress was released from prison in 2010 following a drug possession conviction out of Tulsa County.

Wednesday, Tulsa homicide detectives served a warrant at Childress's home. Detectives wanted to talk to him about a double murder that happened in Tulsa November 26, 2014.

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Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Sudar were murdered in the 4400 block of South Garnett in an apartment complex parking lot.

Detectives said Childress knew one of the women and was also captured on surveillance video the night before the murders with the man who has since been arrested for killing the women.

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Detectives are searching his home, hoping to find evidence about why Childress was in Wichita or something that might shed light on the women who were murdered.

Quantell Alverson was arrested in January in connection to the double shooting. He's since been charged with two counts of 1st-degree murder.