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Tulsa police search for person of interest in deadly hit and run

PHOTO- Juan Pablo Tellez, Jr.
Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 12:03:07-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police are still attempting to locate a car and person of interest in a deadly hit and run from St. Patrick’s Day.

Just after midnight, Charles Chenoweth was walking south on 73rd E. Ave. in front of Grissom Elementary at 6646 S. 73rd E. Ave. There are no sidewalks in that area, so he walked in the street. A car driving north on 73rd E. Ave. hit Chenoweth and kept going. Chenoweth died from the crash.

Police are looking for a black 1997 Lincoln Towncar with:

  • OK license plate: JIH268 - alternate plate: 97LINC
  • VIN: 1LNLM81W3VY711795

Police are also looking for a person of interest, Juan Pablo Tellez, 29, Jr. a.k.a. Juan Pablo Torres, Junior.

PHOTO- Juan Pablo Tellez, Jr.

Anyone with information about the vehicle's whereabouts or the person of interest, please call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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