Julie Jackson's family speaks out about quadruple killing at Fairmont Terrace apartment complex

TULSA - Investigators are still searching for answers after finding four women shot to death in a south Tulsa apartment.

Tulsa police were in Kansas Wednesday questioning a man they thought might have information concerning Monday's quadruple murder but have since eliminated him as a suspect.

Detectives never named 33-year-old Joseph Tillman a suspect or even a person of interest, only that they wanted to ask him questions surrounding the case.

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Meanwhile, the victims' families are hopeful for an arrest.

Julie Jackson, 55, lived right across the hall from twin sisters Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, whose apartment the murder took place in.

Jackson's only daughter, Demetria Jackson, said her mother was very close with the 23-year-old sisters, treating them like her own children and often babysitting Powell's 3-year-old boy.

Jackson also said her mother visited her in Okmulgee last week, but felt she needed to get back to Fairmont Terrace because she thought the twins might be in trouble.

The deceased Jackson's mother, Lyne West, said her daughter "would give anybody anything she had. If she didn't have much, she would give them half of what she had or all of it."

Despite her grief, an emotional West believes her daughter's killer will soon be caught.

"There's no place on God's green earth to go," she said. "Someday, someway he will face me face-to-face."

Donations can be made to the Jackson family at any Arvest Bank.
 

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