Two men arrested in separate homicides at same house
Two men were arrested on Wednesday, one of them accused of killing his girlfriend and burying her in the back yard of the home, while another man there was wanted in connection with another Oklahoma City homicide.
Jimmy Vongphakdy, 36, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a murder complaint. The body has not been identified.
Homicide detectives were told a body had been seen Monday inside a home at 2216 NW 34, and buried in the back yard on Tuesday, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Detectives found what appeared to be a fresh, shallow grave covered with tires in the back yard. Some cloth was also visible, and detectives reported what smelled like decomposition, the affidavit states.
Vongphakdy told police that he and his girlfriend had broken up and he'd last seen her at the house about two weeks ago, but neighbors said they'd seen the woman at the house in the past two or three days, according to the affidavit.
While the police were there to speak to Vongphakdy, several people were in the back yard. One of those people, Tony L. Tarver, 30, was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a murder complaint and two complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Tarver was wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of Evan Gregory Stehle, 27, on Saturday.
Stehle was found stabbed to death about 9:40 p.m. at 703 NE 26. An arrest warrant was issued in Oklahoma County District Court on Monday for Tarver.
It is unclear if the homicides were connected, police said.
Anyone with information about either case is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.