Sheriff's Office Re-Opens Cold Case

Tirell Ocobock

Tirell Ocobock

TOPEKA, Kansas - The Shawnee County Sheriff’s office is currently re-opening the investigation into the death of Tirell Ocobock which occurred on April 26, 1976.

The case was initially investigated by the Capitol Area Major Case Squad commencing with the discovery of Ms. Ocobock near 2nd and Urish.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigations and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s office has investigated the case throughout the years following up on leads. To date, approximately 150 leads have been investigated by the KBI and\or the Shawnee County Sheriff’s office.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s office would appreciate any assistance in resolving the untimely death of Tirell Ocobock, a white female, age 18. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Sgt. Phil McKay or Lt. Philip Higdon at (785) 368-2256, or call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.

Information leading to the arrest of the subject(s) responsible for this crime can be worth a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $ 2,000.00 dollars.

If you have any information regarding this crime please call
CRIME STOPPERS 234-0007 or submit a tip to www.topekacrimestoppers.com or text message your tip to 274637 (Crimes), then type “TIP128” at the start of your message.


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