The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has named what they call a 'person of interest' in the mysterious death of a woman earlier this week in Creek County:
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agents, Creek County Investigators, and Tulsa County Deputies served a search warrant last night at 9723 E. 33rd, Apt. 704 in Tulsa where Leticia Melendez Reyes and Jose Acevedo (d.o.b. 6/14/1963) lived with their two young children. Reyes was found dead inside her vehicle in Creek County Tuesday. Her two children were also inside the vehicle. They were not harmed.
Investigators have interviewed numerous people with ties to Reyes to help develop a time line of events in her life leading up to her death. However, agents are searching for Acevedo to ask him questions concerning his relationship with the victim. Reyes filed an emergency protection order May 2nd against Acevedo.
The medical examiner’s office has not yet ruled on Reyes’ cause and manner of death.
If anyone has information on Acevedo’s whereabouts, please contact OSBI immediately at 1-800-522-8017.
In an protective order filed in Tulsa County District Court on May 2, Reyes names Jose Acevedo as defendant.
In that petition, Reyes states that Acevedo, her ex-boyfriend, assaulted her on April 30th.
"He came home upset and started yelling at me that if I ever left he would kill me, then he pushed me toward the wall grabbing my neck with one hand, he was yelling and squeezing my neck so hard that I was starting to pass out," she wrote.
"Recently he is becoming more violent and doing this more often."
Thursday evening, KRMG managed to contact a lead investigator in the case. He tells KRMG that there may be a third person involved, a man he described as Reyes' "boyfriend," but at this point they don't have the man's name nor do they know for sure if he's a suspect, a victim, or actually involved at all.
The investigator also told KRMG that they've uncovered evidence that drugs may be involved somehow, possibly even leading back to connections with a Mexican cartel.
He also says no one connected with the case so far, including the victim and Acevedo, whom he described as a "person of interest," is in the country legally.