Renowned investigator assesses recent homicides in Tulsa, praises law enforcement

Posted at 8:33 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 00:36:47-04

A man known as the "modern day Sherlock Holmes" wraps up his stay in Tulsa after working to solve some of the region's most baffling cold case murders.

2 Works for You sat down with renowned investigator, Richard Walter, to get his take on recent crime in the area.

Walter is assisting the Tulsa County Sheriff Office's cold case task force.

Officials say having him on board is a huge deal. He's known as the father of criminal profiling all over the world.

And after his time here in green country, he says it's left a lasting impression.

"Well first of all I hate fresh air and exercise, ok?" Walter said. "My idea of exercise is coughing after smoking."

Walter lives and breathes cold-case investigations.

"I get antsy if I go three days without working"

The forensic psychologist's reputation for reading the criminal mind is recognized across the globe.

He's a founder of the Vidocq Society, a group of like-minded sleuths whose passion is to solve some of the nation's most baffling crimes and mysteries,

"The Brits first reach out to me and said gee, would you come to England and chat?" Walter said. "And then the Australians, then the Chinese, and then I was going the world."

And now, he finds himself here, assessing Tulsa's crime, which he calls "classic."

"I think there's skill here not just in the Sheriff's department but also in PD and some of the other areas," Walter said.

With a recent spike in homicides this month, Walter says he has faith Tulsa has what it takes to solve them.

He offers Tulsa investigators some simple advice, when it comes down to explaining and solving a case.

"The best explanations are done in four and five-letter words. Fear, hate, love, and jealousy."

 As crime continues in our city, Walter has a few words for us all to live by.

"There are standards of behavior, which should be met and levels of maturity," Walter said. "And 'I'm sorry' or "I I only mean it on somebody else' doesn't cut it. You need to be responsible for your own behavior."

Walter says doing so will make every city a better place.

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