Tulsa Couple Charged In Missing Man's Murder

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:36 pm
By: Dee Duren

Three people have been charged with kidnapping and murder in connection to skeletal remains found in North Tulsa last month. Police discovered the remains in some woods in the 500 block of East 66th Street North while investigating another crime.

Charles Gustaves Johnson Jr., his wife Pauline Johnson (also known as Pauline Kauffeld) and Lyndon Bryan Baker were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and kidnapping.

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Charles Johnson was also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and possession or selling of paraphernalia.

Investigators were led to a missing man's skeleton on a tip that came as they investigated a quadruple murder that took place on November 23, 2013, in north Tulsa.

The remains belonged to a man - Duchone Whitworth - who had been missing since October, according to TPD Sgt. Dave Walker. Walker said Charles Johnson was driving around in the missing man's Buick with a new license plate.

Pauline Johnson, 43, and Charles Johnson, 67, are in Tulsa County Jail. Court documents show the two married in November 2013. Records show they applied for a marriage license about two weeks after the murder.

Baker, 28, is still at large. He is described as a white male who 6'01" tall and weighs 200 pounds. If you can help police locate him, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.