The search for the bodies of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible will start Tuesday afternoon in Kansas, Cherokee County Undersheriff Kent Soucy said.
Soucy said the search team will include members of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, the Craig County (Okla.) Sheriff's Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and an FBI agent. The KBI also has hired NecroSearch International, a Colorado nonprofit organization that specializes in searches for clandestine graves.
Freeman and Bible have been missing since Dec. 30, 1999, when Freeman's parents, Danny and Kathy Freeman, were shot to death and their mobile home outside of Welch, Okla., was set on fire.
Craig County Sheriff Jimmie Sooter has said that Jeremy Jones, a former Miami, Okla., man who is jailed in Mobile, Ala., told him and an OSBI agent that he killed the Freemans over a debt owed to a friend. Sooter said Jones told them that he drove by the burning trailer, pretending to be helpful, when the 16-year-old girls ran out. He said Jones told them that he drove the girls to Kansas and killed them, throwing their bodies down a mine pit.
Jones recently told the Globe that he hasn't confessed to any murders, and that authorities would be wasting their time with a search. He also was curious about why the search had been postponed.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight