WELEETKA â€” State investigators have asked the FBI to prepare a profile of the killer or killers of two girls whose bullet-
Portions of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation file involving the June 8, 2008, deaths of Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Jade Whitaker, 11, were given to an FBI unit that specializes in profiling offenders, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said Thursday.
â€œWe just hope something comes from this,â€ said Vicky Placker, Taylor's grandmother.
The files were sent to an FBI behavioral analysis unit that focuses on crimes against child victims, including abductions, homicides and sexual
Clay Simmonds, an FBI spokesman in Oklahoma City, said a profile also was ordered in the case involving the death of the Rev. Carol Daniels, 61, of Oklahoma City. She was found dead Aug. 23, 2009, in the Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Anadarko.
Simmonds said he is nearly certain the FBI does not charge the OSBI for the profiles but was not able to confirm that on Thursday.
Brown said a few months ago the OSBI was looking at several suspects. She said Thursday the OSBI thinks the killers are still in the area.
The girls were shot 13 times with two guns as they walked down a rural dirt road four miles northeast of Weleetka. Investigators said they appeared to have walked to the bridge and were returning home when they were killed.
â€œThis is not a cold case,â€ Brown said.
She said one OSBI agent spends 75 to 80 percent of his time on the case.
No weapons were found at the scene, but shell casings were. Investigators think a .40-caliber Glock handgun and a smaller caliber weapon were used to kill the girls, who were best friends. They declined to release information about the second gun, citing the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about the deaths of Taylor Paschal-Placker and Skyla Jade Whitaker can call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or the Okfuskee County sheriff's office at (918) 623-1122.