Investigators continue search for Joshua Schneider, person of interest in NSU professor's murder

TULSA - Tulsa police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are actively searching for a person of interest in connection to the homicide of a Northeastern State University professor.

Joshua Schneider, 33, evaded capture Thursday when he led authorities on a chase through Tulsa.

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Hours later, Schneider's car was found abandoned in the woods near Pine and Highway 169. His 2-year-old daughter was in the car. Authorities believe Schneider and a woman set off on foot.

Schneider is wanted for questioning in the murder of Dr. Tiffany Maher, a chemistry professor at NSU. Maher, 40, was found dead in her Tahlequah home May 31 and her vehicle was missing.

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Days later, Maher's car was found parked at a Tulsa apartment complex.

Police say Schneider, who served time after a rape conviction, is wanted on two warrants, including failing to register as a sex offender.

The identity of Schneider's female companion is unknown.

Anyone with information on Schneider's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS, OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or dial 911.

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