Suspect in Kansas killings, located in Tulsa

December 28, 2018 - 6:43 pm

TULSA, Okla. – (UPDATE) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Iola Police Department, announced that Ben Converse, the person of interest connected to the murders of Molly Wilson and John Tadlock of Iola, Kan., was located in Tulsa, Okla.

The KBI, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Broken Arrow Police Department located Converse at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Friday evening. Once located, he fled law enforcement on foot. As law enforcement officers approached him near 66th Street and Mingo in Tulsa, he turned toward them and shot himself with a handgun.

Converse was transported to a Tulsa hospital, where he is currently being treated for a life threatening, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing. 


Authorities are searching for the boyfriend of a slain woman and her father after their bodies were found in eastern Kansas.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that Molly Wilson, 36, and her father, John Tadlock, 69, died of apparent gunshot wounds. They were found dead Thursday in their home in Iola, which is about 95 miles southwest of Kansas City.

The woman's boyfriend has been identified as a person of interest. The KBI says he may be in the Oklahoma area and driving a maroon 2011 Kia Forte with Kansas license plate 509 KZS.

Anyone with information is urged to call Iola police and not approach the man.

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