Many gather to remember two found dead in car at Chamberlain Park in north Tulsa

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 14:20:45-04

TULSA - A mentoring group called 100 Black Men is calling for an end to violence after two people were discovered dead at Chamberlain Park Tuesday.

Meshawna Jones and Markey Goff were found with an infant inside the car and a 5-year-old boy searching for help.

"What if it was your mother this morning finding you dead? How would your kids and your mother and your family feel? Has anybody ever taken it to thoughts that deep?" said resident Angie Pitts.

Friends and loved ones gathered online Tuesday to remember the pair and offer condolences.

Detectives are still working to find out what exactly happened at the park around 11 p.m., while community members say they're desperate to see an end to the violence.

"How can you kill somebody and have a guilty conscience, or no conscience at all?" said Pitts.

Detectives say both victims have a history with police. Goff was just released from prison for robbery.

"We know that they are drug-related. They are gang-affiliated and what happens with guns and drugs is drugs and money," said Tulsa Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker.

Neither drugs nor money were found inside the car, and right now, their key witness is a young child.

Meanwhile, residents say their frustration grows with every tragedy.

"This north side, for us to come together one time … one time, one time as a nation for Tulsa one time with no killing, no murdering, no animosity, no hating. One time," said Pitts.

Police have multiple officers working around the clock to find the suspect or suspects. They believe this crime is personal, meaning the victims probably knew the person who killed them.

A press conference is scheduled Wednesday at 10 a.m. to discuss the deaths and any possible solutions to end future violence.

“I cannot tell you how upset I was to hear about the sad events that took place in our own Chamberlain Park this weekend,” explained Tulsa City Councilor Henderson.  “My heart goes out to the families and to the children impacted by this senseless destruction.  The violence has to stop.  The loss of life has to stop.  I hope we can find a way to ensure no more children lose their parents to violence.  We need to remember to love thy neighbor.  It just has to stop.”

If you have any information that could help police, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677.

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