Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Murder of Jeremy Toles

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Jeremy Toles was only 24 years old when he was found murdered on April 11th, 2011. The young man's body was discovered by a farmer in a field in Logan County, Oklahoma. An autopsy concluded that Jeremy had been killed by blunt force trauma to the head. His death was subsequently labeled as a homicide.

Jeremy last spoke to his family on April 9th, 2011. He called his mother, Gladys Toles, and told her he was going to stop by her residence to do laundry and to check on his baby daughter - who was just a few months old at the time. However, Jeremy never showed up as planned. He reportedly met up with friends in Langston, Oklahoma, instead. 

Gladys attempted to call Jeremy several times, but he did not answer. This was inevitably worrisome, and those worries intensified the following day, when Gladys learned Jeremy had not shown up for work. Just hours later, Gladys heard the news that a body had been found in a nearby rural area. The body was identified as Jeremy Toles very shortly thereafter.

The news of Jeremy's death baffled his loved ones. Those closest to him stated that Jeremy had gone through a few rough years, but he was in a good place at the time of his murder. Jeremy was once a star football player, but his football career abruptly ended in 2007 when he was shot in the leg while leaving a pizza parlor. Friends of Jeremy said that this changed him, and he fell in with a rough crowd. In 2009, he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and concealing stolen property. Jeremy ultimately pleaded guilty to those charges and received a five-year deferred sentence. 

By 2011, it seemed as if Jeremy had moved on from that rough phase in his life. His loved ones said that after he learned he was going to be a father, he turned his life around. This makes his murder all the more baffling, as it appears he was on a good path at the time. As of today, no suspects or persons of interest have been publicly identified. 

If you have any information that could lead to the person(s) responsible for Jeremy's murder, please submit a tip at

News 9
The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State Bureau

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