WELEETKA — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents might attend an Oklahoma City gun show this weekend to seek information about a gun thought to have been used in the slaying of two Weleetka-area girls.
“There is the possibility agents will be at the gun show,” agency spokeswoman Jessica Brown said Friday. If so, they will be handing out information seeking the whereabouts of a Glock .40-caliber handgun, Brown said.
Investigators think the weapon was used in the shooting deaths of Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13. Their bodies were found June 8, 2008, on a dirt road near Weleetka.
Families of both victims said an Okfuskee County man, Kevin Sweat, 25, was an acquaintance of Taylor's mother, Jennifer, and that Sweat's grandfather lives near Paschal-Placker's home and the scene of the shooting four miles northeast of Weleetka.
Joe Mosher, Taylor's great-uncle, said a relative of Sweat's gave investigators a receipt for the Glock pistol, which is how OSBI obtained the gun's serial number.
The OSBI has declined to comment on the claims made by the victims' relatives or whether Sweat is a person of interest.
The OSBI is offering a $5,000 reward for the weapon. Brown said the current gun owner is not a suspect in the girls' deaths.
The Oklahoma City Gun Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at State Fair Park.
The serial number of the Glock is EKG463US. Anyone with information about the gun is asked to call OSBI at (800) 522-8017.
Kevin Sweat is being held in the Seminole County jail on a murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor, 23.
According to court records, charred remains believed to be those of Ashley Taylor were found Aug. 4 on a farm belonging to Sweat's father.
Wayne Woodyard, Kevin Sweat's attorney in the Ashley Taylor case, said he could not comment about whether his client has been questioned in the Weleetka case.
“The concern we have in reference to the Taylor case is the more of that speculation that is done on the Weleetka case, the harder that is going to be to get a fair trial in the Taylor case,” Woodyard said this month.