Overview of Jeremy Toles
Jeremy Toles was a new father who could light up a room and bring a quiet group of people into a bubbly conversation.
Jeremy loved playing football when he was young. He played at Star Spencer High School and even received a scholarship to play at Langston University in 2006 to play as a defensive back. His dreams of playing football were cut short when he was shot in the leg, shattering it while leaving a pizza restaurant with friends. According to a friend who was with him during the shooting, it changed Jeremy, leading him to be skittish and start carrying a gun for safety.
“There was nothing he wouldn't do to help people. He would stop and help people on the side of the road if they needed it. He was a sweet and loving person.” - Gladys Toles, Jeremy’s mother.
Jeremy’s daughter brought the light back to his life. He absolutely adored her and loved showering her with gifts whenever he could. He loved cooking meals with friends, he was friendly, kind, confident, and outgoing. Jeremy was working for a local telecommunications company, where he was known to be a hard worker and even a customer favorite.
“He was determined, he was ambitious. Customers would call back and ask for Jeremy by name. We were just blessed that he was a part of our lives.” - Keia Marshall, work supervisor.
Jeremy spoke with his family for the last time the day before his death.
Jeremy last spoke with his family on April 9, 2011. He called his mother, Gladys, to let her know that he was going to be dropping by her home to do laundry and to check on his daughter. That evening, Jeremy met up with friends in Langston, OK, rather than going by his mother’s home to do laundry. Throughout the following weekend, Jeremy’s mother tried several times to get in contact with him, each attempt proved unsuccessful.
Two days later, Jeremy’s body was discovered in a remote field.
His body was discovered in a farmer’s field near Waterloo Road and May Avenue in Logan County, OK. Authorities later determined that his cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. His case is immediately labeled a homicide.
Where the case stands today.
Sadly, there isn’t much information available about the investigation into Jeremy’s murder, though it seems that authorities continue to investigate all leads. His case remains unsolved, even being labeled “cold” by authorities.
If you have any information regarding Jeremy’s murder, please contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at (800) 522-8017 or send your information in an email to [email protected].