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Investigator Eli Wilkerson Discusses the Osage Murders

Eli Wilkerson

Listen each Friday, from Feb. 15 through March 8, as Eli Wilkerson who grew up in Oklahoma and lives now in the Texas Panhandle, explores this disturbing true story from his investigator’s point of view.

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Eli Wilkerson hails from central Oklahoma and is a U.S. Army veteran from the Afghan war. Before moving to the Amarillo area, Eli earned his Eagle Scout award from Boy Scout Troop #396 and was active with Police Explorer Post #2299 in Mustang, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology.

He moved to the Amarillo area in 2007 to start a career in law enforcement and then earned an MBA to work as a Certified Fraud Examiner. Eli is currently a public safety and criminal investigator for the State of Texas.

With his wife, Anne Marie, he enjoys showing off their Australian Shepherds in agility and stock competitions. He is also a karate practitioner and a voracious reader. He is currently working on a business plan to open a private investigation and consulting business.

Eli’s Selected Mystery

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann