This is a photo of Wiletta May Patrick.

Wiletta May Patrick

Date Found: August 29th, 2009

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Investigating Agency: Tulsa Police Department Cold Case Unit


Wiletta May Patrick was senselessly murdered on August 29th, 2009 at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Around 330 am shots rang out in the quiet neighborhood near Woodrow and Cincinnati. Police were called to a shooting at 218 E Woodrow Place; Wiletta was found murdered in the bedroom. She had been killed by a gunshot to the head, her two grandbabies injured by falling debris from the 40 rounds the killers shot into her house. Police spent hours picking up casings at the scene. Evidence shows that 3 different kinds of guns were used.

Wiletta was a 61-year-old mother and grandmother. She had 4 children, adopted 3, and fostered numerous children. She stayed close with many of her foster kids when they reached adulthood. She was a beloved grandmother and a dedicated employee for the Tulsa Public Schools. She gave 24 years of her life to the public school system. She was well-respected and liked. She was also kind. At the time, Wiletta had recently opened her home to her brother and his wife. She had previously had trouble with them, having taken them to court to get them to vacate her home. The couple both have criminal records. Wiletta was not the intended target of this drive-by shooting and it’s likely someone who frequented her house was.

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