06-28-2014, 10:39 PM #1
OK - Melissa Moore, 22, Tulsa, 26 March 1984
A 1984 news article:
A contingent of Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents and Tulsa police Thursday were investigating the slaying of former Tulsa University student Melissa Moore, daughter of a prominent Muskogee banker...
Authorities identified Wednesday the decomposed, partially nude body of a woman found Tuesday floating beneath a rural bridge near Pryor as Miss Moore.
The 22-year-old victim, daughter of Muskogee Citizens Bank & Trust President Lake Moore III, had been missing since just after midnight March 26 when she left the Chi Omega sorority house on the TU campus.
On March 26, 1984 the victim was missing from her home at 232 Montclair Avenue. Her body was found April 17, 1984 in Pryor Creek about 3 1/2 miles west of Pryor and 3 miles north of Highway 20 in Mayes County. The victimís vehicle was located on March 26th at N. Irvington and E. Easton, which is approximately two miles from the victim's residence. Suspect was seen on a bridge where the victim was discovered is described as a white male and he was last seen driving a blue El Camino in the area of Pryor Creek where victimís body was discovered.
On March 26, 1984 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Melissa Ann Moore left the Tulsa University Chi Omega house and returned to her residence at 232 Montclair Avenue. On Wednesday, April 17, 1984, Melissa Mooreís body was found in Pryor Creek off Highway 20 and 460 Road in Mayes County.
A 1984 cold case is heating up. Tulsa detectives say new evidence is leading them closer to a suspect in the case of murdered TU student Melissa Moore.
If this case is solved, the sad news is, it'll be too late for her parents, because they've already passed away. They desperately wanted answers and suffered greatly over their daughter's death.
Her brother is still alive and lives in Muskogee and has waited a long time for her killer to be held accountable...
A - Chi Omega house at TU
B - Melissa's apartment
C - Car found abandoned
Pryor is about 45 miles east-northeast of Tulsa.
And then there's this:
Melissa Ann Moore, 22, was last seen leaving a Tulsa sorority house in 1984. Four days later, she was reported missing. Her drowned body was found April 17, 1984, floating in a creek seven miles northwest of Pryor. Eastridge said DNA was linked to a known suspect, who drove a car matching the description of one seen where Moore's body was dumped and where her car was found.
Brown said OSBI agents presented information to the Mayes County district attorney in 1985, 2002 and 2005. "We have to leave it up to them whether or not they want to move on with the case," she said. Mayes County District Attorney Gene Haynes could not be reached for comment.
Eastridge said he contacted the case agent and offered to help him get DNA testing done on any other items associated with the case. Because federal funding pays for the cold case unit in which Eastridge worked, testing gets done faster through the grant than through usual channels; lab workers collect overtime for running the cold case tests. "The agent told me he did not have enough for a charge," he said. "He did not want others looking into this case and later called to complain" to Eastridge's supervisor, Agent-in-Charge Gary Perkinson. "The bottom line is they've known who killed this girl for years," Eastridge said, "and he's never been arrested for it."
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