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OSBI: Witness saw girls shortly before shooting

Weleekta_Authorities are interviewing a witness who saw two young girls shortly before they were shot and killed Sunday afternoon on a country road near Weleetka.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Ben Rosser said yesterday the witness drove past 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker minutes before they were killed.

Rosser said investigators still have no suspects and no motive for the killings.

The two girls had gone for an afternoon walk shortly after 5 Sunday. Their bodies were found about 30 minutes later by Taylor's grandfather when he went looking for them after she failed to answer her cell phone.

Authorities say two guns were used to shoot the girls and they believe at least two people were involved in the killing.

A reward for information leading to an arrest in the case has increased to $30,000, with $10,000 coming from OSBI, $10,000 from the U.S. Marshals Service and $10,000 from Weleetka residents and others from around the state and the nation.

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