The Search for Cori Jesse Baker Continues
Posted by KindraLore on November 15, 2007
UPDATE 3/25/08 9:21PM
The Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified a skull and other remains that were found Friday evening at Paintball Adventure Games as belonging to Cori Jesse Baker.
Marquis Bullock, who picked her up from school that day, is charged with first-degree murder in her death.
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UPDATE 12/14/07 12:07PM
Despite the fact that authorities have been unable to locate the body of Cori Baker, Marquis Bullock has been charged with first degree murder. Bullock originally maintained that he and Cori were playing by the river and she accidentally fell in. He has since recanted stating that he was not with the girl the day she disappeared.
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Police have still found no signs of Cori Jesse Baker or belongings of hers they are now looking for. Police state that they are looking for a CD player and a black purse that Cori was carrying at the time. They are also looking for a yellow striped polo shirt, purportedly belonging to Bullock.
Today police received a tip from a delivery driver claiming to have seen a CD player and a yellow striped shirt lying near the road along 145th East Avenue between E 31st Street and E 51st Street. Police believe if they can find these items, her body may be near.
Missing girl’s family joins in search
Based on statements that 18 year old Marquis Bullock made, police were searching along the west bank of the river north of Pedestrian Bridge for Cori Baker yesterday, but yielded no results.
Cori’s whole family were out searching as well. Divers combed the river until well after dark. Still, no sign of little Cori Baker. LE concedes that they are back to square one.
Tulsa, OK – Police continued their search today along the Arkansas River for the body of 13 year old Cori Jesse Baker. Cori was picked up from the Union Alternative School on Friday by her sister’s boyfriend, 18 year old Marquis Bullock.
Tulsa police has since arrested Marquis Milton Bullock and charged him with First-degree murder and kidnapping. Cori reportedly told friends that Bullock was going to take her to the mall to purchase a Christmas present for her sister.
When questioned, initially Bullock gave conflicting statements of where he was at the time of Cori’s disappearance; one story stating he was at a casino, the second that he was at a strip club. He also lied to police about what articles of clothing he wore that day.
The arrest report indicated that the description of the man and the vehicle that picked Cori up at school that day matched that of Bullock and that his red Firebird was also caught on security tape of the school parking lot.
Originally Cori’s sister Courtney told police Bullock was with her at the time of Cori’s disappearance, but eventually recanted that statement and stated that she was “coerced and intimidated” by Bullock and his mother to say Bullock was with her Friday afternoon.
A substance that tested positive for blood was found in Bullock’s car and on his shoes, but those tests are not definitive, according to the report.
Rescue crews have focused the search along the Arkansas River at 31st Street. They’re waiting for the water level to go down. The Corps of Engineers has shut off the flow of water from the Keystone Dam.
Marquis Bullock pictured