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Exclusive: Ex-Husband Of 2009 Tulsa Homicide Victim Wants Killer Brought To Justice

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Lisa Bolleart [File photo] Lisa Bolleart [File photo]
Tulsa Police investigate Lisa's death after her body was found near 81st and Elwood in 2009. Tulsa Police investigate Lisa's death after her body was found near 81st and Elwood in 2009.
Lisa is seen with this unidentified man in surveillance video from Tulsa's FBI Office. Lisa is seen with this unidentified man in surveillance video from Tulsa's FBI Office.

Lori Fullbright, News On 6

TULSA COUNTY -- A reward is now being offered in a cold case homicide.

Lisa Bolleart's murder has stumped detectives since her body was found in a trash bag, tossed in a yard near 81st and south Elwood in 2009. She was a military veteran and mother of two children.

Her family hopes a reward will finally generate some answers.

9/23/2010 Related Story: Suspect In Violent 2009 Tulsa Homicide Still On The Loose

Detectives believe Lisa might've been the victim of a serial killer, because of the sheer brutality of her death. For the first time, Lisa's ex-husband talks to us about the crime in an exclusive interview.

"We don't know what happened from April 10th to the 28th when she arrived in Oklahoma," Frank Willis, her ex-husband, said.

Frank Willis met Lisa in 1995. They got married in 1999 and had a son, Luke. They later divorced and she later married James Bolleart. They had a daughter, then Lisa went to Germany as an MP with the military.

Both Frank and James were devastated by her murder and have become friends.

"I'm a single parent and he's a single parent because of this ordeal," Frank said.

Both men say Lisa had begun acting strangely, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. She was admitted into a hospital for treatment in the spring of 2009. She left there a few days later, no cell phone, no ID, no money and somehow ended up in Tulsa.

Lori Fullbright, News On 6: "Do you think she planned to come to Oklahoma?"

Frank Willis, Lisa's ex-husband: "No, I don't think she planned to go there. She wasn't in her right mind in a lot of things she was doing."

A church worker took Lisa to a women's shelter, but they wouldn't admit her due to her lack of an ID. She ended up at the Salvation Army and was caught on surveillance video walking a few times. Most promising, she was caught on tape at the Tulsa FBI Office with an unidentified man.

Police want to question him and get a DNA sample.

"We feel there is enough evidence to find this guy she was with," Frank said. "We truly feel the gentleman in that photo had something to do with what happened."

Frank believes someone took advantage of Lisa's fragile mental state and it cost her her life. He and James hope to come to Tulsa to try to retrace her steps and hopefully, move this case forward.

Lisa was beaten and stabbed and had only been dead about five hours when police found her body.  They suspect the killer might've been passing through, was maybe a trucker who'd given Lisa a ride.

James and Frank hope when their children are old enough to ask, they have more answers than they do now and would love to tell them the killer was caught.

Anybody with information can call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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