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Man Sitting On Side Of Oklahoma Interstate Confesses To Woman’s Cold Case Murder


By Based On a True StoryPublished about a month ago 4 min read

On the morning of May 3, 2024, the Oklahoma police went to a welfare checkpoint of a man identified as Joseph Tyler Beck because he was sitting on the road in a somewhat disturbed state.

When 28-year-old Joseph spoke to the agents, he told them something that left them quite shocked, and that is that according to him he was to blame for an unsolved murder that occurred in 2016. The man provided so many details that the agents did not doubt at any time what he said.

But to understand this case we have to go back in time.


Jennifer Kylie Molloy was born on November 30, 1996 in Edmond, a city in Oklahoma. There is not much information from her biography but what is known is that she had a brother named Johnny and a sister named Christina.

Her family, to which she was very close, describes her as a funny, kind and full of life girl.

In 2016 the 19-year-old combined several jobs one of them in a subway and thanks to that she got what she craved so much, living in her own apartment. It was located in Duke apartment very close to Edmond’s university campus.

Life smiled at Jennifer but what she could least imagine was that a person she appreciated very much would end her life in a brutal way.

The facts:

On October 5, 2016, at about 1 p.m, the person in charge of maintenance of the Duke apartments began to do an inspection inside the houses and when he entered Jennifer’s he discovered her lifeless body.

The agents who arrived at the scene were collecting evidence for 4 hours. The problem was that although it seemed a suspicious death, it could not be determined if the girl had been killed at first glance. Jenny Wagnon of the Edmond Police Department stated the following:

“It is suspicious only some things in the apartment and the way in which it was reported and that kind of thing. We are collecting information from the people in the apartment complex so it is still under investigation,”

The neighbors declared that the last time they saw Jennifer was the night before 10.30 and that from there they did not hear anything strange.

“I’m really in shock. Especially since I have my 3 daughters, and we were all at home and we didn’t hear anything. It’s incredible, it’s unreal,”

Statements Justin Loucas, Jennifer’s neighbor.

Johnny declared with great pain that he talked to his sister the day before and that he did not notice anything strange in her behavior. To this he added that the girl had no enemies.

“We didn’t talk much, I told her that I loved her and she told me that she loved me too. She didn’t deserve any of this, she was kind and deserves something much better”

The details of the investigation and the autopsy were not published, which unleashed different theories on pages such as Reddit. Some were sure that Jennifer had been killed while others thought she had died from overdoses of substances.

The agents’ investigation was frenetic, and they even got a suspect in the spotlight. Even so, due to the lack of clues, they had to appeal to the public to obtain information. Finally there was no success and the case ended up cooling down.

The truth:

As I said before on the morning of May 3, 2024, the Oklahoma police went to a welfare check of a man identified as Joseph Tyler Beck because he was sitting on the road in a somewhat disturbed state.

When Joseph spoke to the agents, he confessed to them that in 2016 he deprived Jennifer Kyli Molloy of air to death in her apartment.

The man wearing a Super Mario t-shirt, told details of the crime so disturbing and unknown to the public that the agents had no doubt that he was to blame for the young woman’s death.

Joseph was also no stranger because Jennifer and he knew each other since they were little and at the time of the events they worked together in the subway. It is important to mention that he was never suspicious for the police.

During the interrogation, the boy said that he was very attracted to Jennifer and that on the night of October 5, 2016, after talking to her online, he invited himself to her apartment with the intention of having relationships with her. However, the girl got very angry and when he didn’t get what Joseph wanted, she ended her life.

Emily Ward, spokesman for the Edmond Police Department, said that the whole confession was helping them to close the investigation.

Although the young woman’s family is happy to be able to close the case, the identity of the murderer has left them devastated since they had known Joseph for decades. He had even recently been in contact with them.

“I grew up with Joseph and he was the kindest guy. He was the sweetest boy. He was never rude, that’s why you wouldn’t know that this happened and that he did this for something so stupid.”

Statements by Christina Stanfiel, Jennifer’s sister

Christina recently said that Joseph had been trying to meet her for years to make plans but that fortunately she never answered him.

Jennifer’s father described his feelings about the confession as shock and anger:

“I think about this every second of every day since it happened. I’m glad that this man has presented himself and wants justice to be done.”

Many believe that Joseph committed the perfect crime since he left no clues and no one suspected him, but the guilt has meant that 8 years later he ended up confessing the truth.

At the moment, the boy has been accused of first-degree murder and remains at the Oklahoma detention center awaiting trial. It is known that the judge has given him a bail of 10 million dollars.

It is important to mention that in Oklahoma there is still capital punishment, so if he doesn’t have a good defense, that could be Joseph’s future.

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Based On a True Story

Hi everyone! My name is Marta and every week I write about true crime, always with an educational purpose.

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