A Series Of Lucky Tips Helped Authorities Find A Murderer
Police rushed to find the killer after they found a man shot to death on a Milwaukee, Wisconsin street in May 2019.
Bright red blood ran in the gutter along 25th and Pierce when police arrived at the scene of a fatal shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 8, 2019.
The blood was coming from a man in a red jacket who was lying on the curb and bleeding profusely from a single gunshot wound to the neck. Paramedics attempted to revive him, but it was no use — they declared him dead at 9:08 a.m. and covered his body with a yellow sheet as they waited for the medical examiner to arrive.
Officers at the scene recovered a cell phone, which they used to identify their victim as 44-year-old Orlando Euell. They also found a receipt from an ATM at a nearby gas station. A canvas of the neighborhood revealed some surveillance cameras where police saw a dark gray sedan stop at the curb before the victim tumbled from the back passenger seat and onto the street. Unfortunately, the footage wasn’t clear enough to determine the license plate number.
At the gas station, interior and exterior cameras shed light on what Orlando had been up to just before his murder.
The investigation revealed that Orlando had met his father at the gas station that morning to get his debit card back. His father tried to convince him to go to breakfast, but Orlando refused — he had things to do that day, he insisted.
Cameras at the gas station tracked Orlando from his father’s vehicle at the edge of the parking lot to the ATM just inside the doors. Then, Orlando walked back outside and approached a dark gray sedan that appeared to be the same as the one he rolled out of at the crime scene. Investigators watched as the man got into the backseat of the car. He would be dead less than an hour later.
A few days later, police got a lucky break when someone called 911 to report an abandoned car in the garage behind their house. It was a dark gray sedan, and the interior had been soaked in gasoline. It appeared that someone had tried to set the car on fire, but the flames had snuffed out.
The license plate on the car came back to a woman named Keaira Walker, but it proved difficult for police to find her. Her family owned several properties in the city, and they visited each one looking for her until they finally got lucky again — they found Keaira’s sister, and she was willing to speak with detectives.
Find out what Keaira’s sister said on a new episode of The Murder Tapes on ID on Nov. 8 at 10/9c. More episodes are available now on discovery+.