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    OK - Ashani Karin Creighton, 4, Tulsa, 21 March 1997

    Missing Since: March 21, 1997 from Orlando, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: August 16, 1992
    Age: 4 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'0, 50 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Creighton's ears are pierced. She may be known by her middle name, Karin, or use the alias first name Ashanti.

    Details of Disappearance

    Creighton was last seen by her mother on March 21, 1997 in their hometown of Orlando, Florida. She was initially abducted by her non-custodial grandparents, Ernest S. Jackson and Kaia Jackson, also known as Ernest and Abiola Anderson, in March 1997. Photographs of them are posted below this case summary. The Jacksons moved from Orlando to Tulsa, Oklahoma in August 1998, with their four children. The last confirmed sighting of Creighton took place at that time.

    Creighton's grandparents were arrested for child abuse charges in October 2000 in Oklahoma. The charges are relating to the abuse of one of their sons in 1988 and are not related to Creighton's case. Both Ernest and Kaia were convicted of the charges and sentenced to twelve and ten years in prison, respectively. The Jacksons' children were located in Oklahoma but Creighton was not with them at the time of their arrest and she has not been seen again.

    In 2006, Jerry Jackson wrote a confession that he and a male accomplice had killed Creighton "round bout March of 1997." He also confessed to the murder of another woman and drew a map pinpointing the spot where he said he put both females' remains. Jackson, a teenager who has a history of mental illness, is serving a thirty-year sentence for a number of violent crimes he committed in 2002, including kidnapping and rape. Authorities have doubts about his credibility; he said Creighton was thirteen years old at the time of her death when she would have been four, and there is no missing persons report on file for the other person Jackson claims to have murdered. However, police plan to investigate Jackson's account to see if it has any veracity.

    Creighton's grandparents are the prime suspects in her disappearance. Investigators believe she was murdered and her body was taken to Oklahoma and buried somewhere in that state. The Jacksons have refused to be interviewed regarding Creighton's case and have never been charged in connection with it.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Office


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    7,562 +JERRY+JACKSONS&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us This link shows a news article about Ashani's case the news link doesnt work anymore but someone copied the article on a post.

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    Tulsa police to search for remains of Florida missing child

    Tulsa police say new leads may help them and other agencies solve the 15-year-old cold case of a missing child from Florida.

    Ashani Creighton, last seen in the late 1990s, is now believed to have been killed in Florida and buried in Tulsa.

    Saturday morning, forensic experts and archeologists will join detectives in searching for Ashani's remains.

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    Investigators re-open cold case of missing girl

    2News is learning more about the disappearance of four-year-old Ashani Creighton.

    Investigators say she was thought to be visiting her grandparents in Florida when she went missing.

    Now, investigators believe, her remains ended up in Tulsa.

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    Tulsa Police: Missing Florida Girl's Body May Be Buried Beneath South Tulsa Parking Lot


    Sheriff's deputies in Florida developed a lead -- that her remains were brought to Tulsa and buried behind a house in 1999.

    Problem is, a lot has changed since then.

    "That house has been torn down; a new structure was built: a shopping center and a parking lot behind it," Deputy Tulsa Police Chief Dennis Larsen said.

    More: http://www.newson6.com/story/17073719/tulsa-police

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    This is only about 2 miles from me. So sad.

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    Search in Tulsa for missing Orange girl ends

    The three-day search for a missing Orange County girl near an Oklahoma strip mall has ended.


    "We found no forensic evidence," Robinson said of the search for Ashani who is thought to have been murdered in Florida in the late 1990s and later buried in Tulsa.

    More: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...,6330048.story

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    South Tulsa search resumes for missing Florida girl Ashani Creighton

    On Monday, forensic crews returned to an area in south Tulsa where they believe the body of a 5-year-old Florida girl could be buried.

    Crews searched that same general area in March, but found no sign of Ashani Creighton. But on the last day of the search, three cadaver dogs alerted to the same brush pile. So this where crews are focusing their efforts this time.

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    Penn's woods

    video at link. Updated: 5/14 5:42 pm

    TPD is searching through large dirt and debris piled behind the newer structure’s parking lot. Cadaver dogs found the human remains scent in that debris that’s where investigators began searching Monday.

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    Bumping for Ashani.

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