OK - James Fox, 65, killed by Craigslist hookup, Logan County, Dec 2014

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.koco.com/news/deputies-find-body-in-logan-county-home-death-ruled-homicide/30235264

    http://newsok.com/sheriffs-office-seeks-man-in-connection-with-logan-county-homicide/article/5377619

    http://wreg.com/2014/12/29/wanted-murder-suspect-possibly-in-memphis/

    Surveillance photo:

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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/...der-suspect-may-have-fled-the-state/21098311/

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/27729736/man-wanted-for-murder-could-be-in-memphis

     
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    http://kfor.com/2015/01/13/suspect-in-gruesome-murder-of-james-fox-arrested/

     
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    According to the links provided here, Solomon would have been in the immediate area of Courtland, MS when Jessica Chamber's was found burned on December 6th. The stolen car was dumped roughly 30 minutes away from her burn scene straight up I-55.

    What are the odds a suspected murderer on the run would be so close? I want to believe that LE is on top of this and investigating to see if there is any connection.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...y-Dec-2014-7&p=11389895&posted=1#post11389895

    OkieGranny, thank you for posting and keeping the case up-to-date. Great job!
     
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    Logan County, Oklahoma, homicide suspect arrested in Michigan

    ~Snip~

    Investigators learned that shortly before he died, Fox withdrew a large amount of cash from his bank at a Walmart in Edmond. Fox also told a friend shortly before his death that he had taken a homeless man in but was having trouble getting the man to leave.

    Surveillance video from the Walmart on Dec. 2 showed Fox was with a man during the transaction.

    http://newsok.com/logan-county-oklahoma-homicide-suspect-arrested-in-michigan/article/5384384
     
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    Older article from MS:

    Oklahoma murder victim's car found in N. Miss, MBI searching for suspect


    For days the car sat on the side of Interstate 55, passed by thousands of motorists, including a woman who asked WMC Action News 5 to conceal her identity.

    ~Snip~

    Road crews typically tag abandoned vehicles. It's unclear why this one sat for almost two weeks, but investigators are glad someone spoke up.

    http://www.wdam.com/story/27730395/...car-found-in-n-miss-mbi-searching-for-suspect

    I believe they are incorrect about the date of the murder, but I will have to do more homework on this case.
     
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    More info on Lance Solomon:

    He wrote a book, later became homeless, and claimed to have money in accounts being frozen in Palm Springs, CA back in 2013.

    https://plus.google.com/108255583094140259385/posts

    His Blog on The Diverted Verdict:

    Monday, April 7, 2008
    Auto Biography " The Diverted Verdict "
    My book is about myself, a single gay father. The rejection of my family and members of the community. It deals with relationships both family and personal. It also deals with my mother's Bi-Polar Mental Illness. Was my mother's death a suicide or murder?

    http://thedivertedverdict.blogspot.com/2008/04/auto-biography-diverted-verdict.html

    About the Author
    Lance Solomon is a human resource manager with a degree in health services and gerontology and a certificate of gerontology. The proud father of two, he lives in California.

    Said home was Flint, MI (could explain why he went to Detroit, MI after he allegedly killed James Fox).

    https://www.blogger.com/profile/14320086050343567673


    More bizarre stories from LS:

    https://plus.google.com/108255583094140259385/reviews

    Arrest mugshot from Flint, MI for theft of a car 2-25-13:

    http://www.bustedmugshots.com/michigan/flint/lance-alan-solomon/84171301
     
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    Getting closer to the date he was murdered:

    Friends told investigators they became worried after not hearing from the man since Dec. 3 .

    http://kfor.com/2014/12/15/investig...homa-murder-victim-searching-for-missing-car/

    On Dec. 2nd, they have James Fox and Lance Solomon on camera at the bank at Walmart in Edmond, OK withdrawing a large amount of money. Now we have his friends saying they had not seen him since Dec. 3rd.
     
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    According to a search warrant, Logan County Sheriff's Deputies were first called out to the victim's home Dec. 9, when someone reported that his animals were not being properly cared for.

    ~Snip~

    Five days later, they were called back to the house for reports of a missing person.

    http://www.news9.com/story/27698457/investigation-into-logan-county-homicide-continues


    This makes it almost impossible to think he was murdered on Dec. 14th as some articles have indicated. By the 9th, his animals were showing signs of neglect and people had not seen him since Dec. 3rd.
     
  12. OkieGranny

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    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/01/surveillance_video_craigslist.html

     
  13. wendybtn

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    Just looking at this guy gives me the creeps! Let alone his crimes and what he says about himself.
     
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    Investigators reviewed surveillance video and saw Fox, wearing the same clothes as those he had on when his body was discovered, and the unknown man together, according to the affidavit.

    ~Snip~

    Court records show investigators soon learned the victim's missing car was discovered on the side of the road in Mississippi.

    Investigators searched the car and discovered another Walmart bag and receipt. Court records show authorities pulled Walmart surveillance footage associated with the receipt and discovered the same unknown man.

    ~Snip~

    Oklahoma investigators learned the victim's missing credit card was used in Detroit after the killing to purchase a bus ticket. It was later used at a McDonald's in Flint.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/01/surveillance_video_craigslist.html

    I would be very interested to know what he bought at the Walmart in MS.
     
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    Logan County prosecutors charge homicide suspect



    Logan County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge before a suspect was arrested in Michigan, court records show.

    A probable cause arrest warrant affidavit documents the suspect’s journey in Houston, where a male witness told a Texas Ranger they had a sexual encounter at a hotel, in Mississippi, where the victim’s stolen car was found, and in Michigan, where a mug shot was used to place the victim and suspect at an Edmond Walmart.

    http://www.edmondsun.com/news/logan...cle_504d3534-9c2b-11e4-b843-732df6ae2c79.html

    No conscience. Just took off and first thing he does is go have sex with some random man. This says a lot about Solomon.
     
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    How did he get to Michigan from Mississippi? Did he hitchhike?
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    October 2017:

    http://guthrienewspage.com/2017/10/jurors-come-back-with-mistrial-in-murder-case/

     

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