Tulsa police searching for homeless man, missing vehicle to help solve Robert Sampson's murder

TULSA - Tulsa police officers are asking the community for help in locating a man potentially involved in a recent area murder. 

Department officials say they're currently looking to question Edward John Vanwoudenberg, an Indian "transient," in hopes he may have knowledge of 54-year-old Robert Sampson's death and his missing vehicle.

Sampson's body was found decomposing in his west Tulsa home last week when his landlord came into check on him. Sampson had been missing for two weeks.

READ: 'Tulsa police investigating city's 17th homicide' (http://bit.ly/Sampsondeath)

Vanwoudenberg, 57, has been seen in west Tulsa and the Oakhurst area, according to police. Police say the man, currently wanted on an outstanding misdemeanor, possibly stays in transient camps along the Arkansas River.

Sampson's vehicle is described as a 1998 Ford Explorer with Oklahoma license plate 972 DYN.


Mobile users can see the vehicle here (http://bit.ly/missingexplorer)

Police say the SUV hasn't been seen since at least March 14, the day Sampson's body was discovered. Authorities are specifically looking for the missing vehicle in Tulsa, Glenpool and Okmulgee.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers (http://bit.ly/TulsaCrimeStoppers).

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