Still Missing OK - Lauria Bible, 16, & Ashley Freeman, 16, Welch, 30 December 1999 *ARREST*

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by findcarrie, Aug 9, 2004.

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  1. ksecret420

    ksecret420 New Member

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    They arrested a man in his 60s, the other two suspects are dead. They showed people Polaroids of the girls tied up over the years. I'm just curious on people's ideas of why they think this crime occurred? I honestly never thought I would see this case solved. Now to get these girls remains to there families...
     
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  2. MittenScarpetta

    MittenScarpetta Well-Known Member

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    Have they located their remains yet?
     
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  3. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    is there a link to the story? I'd love to read more.



    ETA: found it--- one suspect arrested, 2 accomplices were already deceased


    https://www.fox23.com/news/suspect-in-custody-in-ashley-freeman-laura-bible-case/736951734

    Affidavit reveals details surrounding missing Oklahoma girls Ashley Freeman, Lauria Bible

    Family of the victims learned the girls were likely kept alive some time after their disappearance, but they have likely since died. Their bodies have not been recovered.
     
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  4. kbug

    kbug New Member

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    You're welcome! I completely agree with you; it certainly sounds as though several people knew. I watched the news release with the Bibles discussing the recent arrest and plea for anyone to come forward with more info. It was very hard to watch. It was especially hard to see Lauria's father speak. His emotional pain just broke my heart. I cringed as I read how the girls were kept alive and tortured. I wish all 3 suspects were alive so they could have been help accountable for their disgusting, horrible crimes. I am hopeful someone, anyone will let the families know where the location of the girls bodies so the families can bring them home.
     
  5. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    They do and they use it.
     
  6. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Welllllll, not in awhile because legalities and such.
     
  7. Shiressleuth

    Shiressleuth Former Member

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    Just heard this news. So very happy there is finally an arrest. Is there a mugshot available?

    Eta. Just found it a few pages back.
     
  8. 4SAM

    4SAM Kentucky - Texas - Kansas - Missouri

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    Shouldn't he also be charged with rape? Or do they need the bodies first or evidence of that?
     
  9. Shiressleuth

    Shiressleuth Former Member

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    Hmmmm.......

    Also from your link -

    "After Dugan died in 2009, his family attempted to turn over his investigation files to then-Craig County Sheriff Jimmie Sooter, who turned them down, the affidavit states. The family destroyed the files.Investigators who cracked the case said they received a crate full of reports and files in February 2017 from Craig County Sheriff Heath Winfrey shortly after he succeeded Sooter. Investigators described finding in the crate critical information that was not in the OSBI’s case file, including the names of people they subsequently interviewed."

     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Very happy for Lorene, Jay, and Lauria's brother, Brad - a long time coming. Now to find the girls.
     
  12. interestedincases

    interestedincases I would rather be fishing...

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    I have to admit I'm shocked with as many people who knew about this and never went to the police (early on in the murders). I know it was mainly a "drug" scene and people were scared but not a single one went to the police to tell what they knew. I get it, they were all scared, I have to assume for multiple reasons (drugs and fear for their lives) but you know how rumors spread. I'm floored no one talked about what they had heard and that someone, anyone, didn't go to cops. It does sound like some talked to the PI but it never went anywhere??
     
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    It's not surprising people didn't tell LE when one considers that many in NE OK do not trust LE, and many have figured, rightly or wrongly, LE complicit in the Freeman/Bible crime.
     
  14. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Anyone know if the probable cause affidavit is available to read online somewhere?
     
  15. RosalindaA

    RosalindaA Well-Known Member

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    Never thought I would see progress in this awful case. Clearly it was always something to do with drugs, and clearly always some people would have known what, when and who. When a case like this goes so long without arrests, rightly or wrongly, it always makes me think LE were either very incompetent or deliberately incompetent.

    Recently listened to an in-depth interview with Lauria's mother with Ed Denzel on his Unfound podcast. Such an impressive woman who tells it like it is. Let's hope there's at least one drug-addled brain cell left with someone who can tell LE where the girls' bodies are.
     
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    I'm reading through the court docs and I am SO ANGRY about all this. They knew in January 2001 that Welch, Busick and Pennington were involved. They may not have had evidence, but they were given a bunch of details by a witness. So ALL THIS TIME this has been some crazy unsolved case with SO MUCH speculation and they basically KNEW what happened. Ugh...
     
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    Anybody wonder if one of the girls managed to kick or throw that insurance card out of the car as a desperate clue for police?
     
  19. darkstar105

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    "The girlfriend showed her a Polaroid photo that she said belonged to Welch and that she was keeping as leverage against him to keep him from killing her."

    Call me crazy, but there's also the option of going to the police and then he gets locked up and can't kill you.
     
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