Local Treasure Hunters and Tulsa Police Search for Murder Weapon

Tuesday, August 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The Indian Territory Treasure Hunter's Club teamed up with the Tulsa Police Department's dive team Monday to search shallow water areas and the banks of the Arkansas River for a murder weapon. The weapon, police say, was used in a shooting that occurred in June. Officers say 21-year-old Mario Griffin shot and killed a security guard at a sports bar after the guard kicked Griffin and a friend out of the bar for stealing money from a tip jar.

The treasure hunter’s club was organized in 1969, and spends weekends searching for pre-civil war artifacts. In the evidence search with police, members of the group found a 1935 Plymouth hubcap and lots of other debris, but no weapon. "We found a lot of rebar, oil pipe, cans,” said club spokesman Terry Humphries. “There's a lot of trash in the Arkansas if you get down there and look."