TPD: Suspect In 2 Recent Homicides Arrested

Tuesday, April 5th 2022, 6:28 pm
By: News On 6, Jordan Tidwell

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa Police have arrested a man accused of killing two women within one week.

Police say they fear he could have had more victims had they not stopped the suspect when they did.

Terryl Brooks is now in jail accused of murdering two women.

"Our fear was that he had already found a third person to stay with and we were worried we might end up with a third and we didn't want that," said Lt. Brandon Watkins.

Lieutenant Brandon Watkins says on March 25th police found 27-year-old Elizabeth Dillard shot and killed on her front porch. He says Brooks had dated her.

Then on April 3rd, police found 69-year-old Star Rainbow Dancer dead inside of her apartment, but Watkins says they believe she had been dead for several days. He says Brooks had been staying with her for a few days.

"There were a number of things that were kind of matching up, and later we looked at the evidence and realized yea the same person did both of these killings," he said.

Watkins says an Oklahoma Highway Trooper spotted Brooks' truck early Tuesday morning and he was taken into custody.

He says Brooks had just met the second victim days before she was killed.

"It's one of those things, you're just worried, someone takes someone in out of the kindness of their heart and ends up paying the ultimate price for it," he said.

Watkins says the last time Tulsa had a similar case was in 2012 when two men went on a random shooting spree on Good Friday and killed three innocent victims. Watkins fears Brooks had the potential to become a serial killer.

"Thankfully he was stopped before he reached that designation," he said.

Brooks was booked into jail for two counts of first-degree murder.

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