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Man arrested in Tulsa in connection with killings on the other side of the state

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TULSA — A 49-year-old man was arrested in Tulsa Monday, considered a person of interest in the killing of a woman in Elk City and a man in Sayre.

Early Sunday, Elk City police responded to a shooting call in the 400 block of N State Avenue where they later found Monique Smith, 46, dead in a parking lot. Investigators determined that Smith’s vehicle was missing, according to a news release.

About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, officers in Sayre found Smith’s vehicle in the 100 block of W Sadler Avenue. Officers went inside the home and found the body of Norman Burden, 67. Investigators also determined that Burden’s pickup was missing from the scene.

Police enlisted the help of agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and a statewide alert for the pickup was launched.

Just after midnight, police in Tulsa pulled over the truck and the driver, Gregory Killough was arrested. Police found a handgun during a search of the pickup.

Investigators think the killings are connected and Killough is considered a person of interest in their deaths. Officials said Killough was last seen with Smith an hour before her death.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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