Person of interest now suspect in parents’ murder

Published: 07/09/2019, 7:16 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(STROUD, Okla.) UPDATE 1: Shawn Pittman has been arrested and is facing two counts of Murder in the First Degree. He has not been charged at this time. ORIGINAL STORY: The person of interest in a Stroud double homicide is now in custody. Shawn Pittman, 39, is a person of interest in the death of his parents Pauletta Pittman, 63, and Mark Pittman, 65. They were discovered deceased inside their home in the 500 block of West 10th after a coworker of Pauletta's called police when she didn't show up for work. Tuesday afternoon shortly after 5 p.m., investigators received a call that a Sienna mini-van matching the description of the one owned by Pauletta was getting gas at a station in Stroud. A second call reported that the mini-van had left the gas station. Based on the information received from the callers, the Stroud Police Department was able to locate the vehicle diving Westbound on 4th Street and pulled it over. Shawn Pittman was driving the mini-van and he was taken into custody by the police department. He is facing DUI charges and is being held at the jail in Stroud. The investigation into the Pittman murders is ongoing.


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