Mother Of Missing Welch Girl Still Hopeful Daughter's Body Will Be Found
WELCH, Oklahoma - Lorene Bible has been searching for different clues to help bring her daughter home for 18 years and, after a break in the case, she can now say she's helped get justice for her daughter, however, she says she won't have closure until Lauria's body is found.
“I'm still looking,” said Bible. “They're gonna bring you home…whatever it takes.”
Lauria Bible would've turned 35 on April 18th and her mom says the arrest of Ronnie Busick is a great birthday present.
“I knew of him and I found where he lived,” stated Bible. “Unfortunately, I couldn't go find him in Wichita, Kansas, so we sent the investigators.”
Busick is charged in the deaths of Danny, Kathy, and Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible. He is also charged with kidnapping and first-degree arson.
“I took over the investigating myself until I met Gary Stansil and he said ‘I'm here for you. I'm here to help you with that,’” said Bible.
Bible says she worked closely with investigators throughout the past 18 years and is more hopeful than she's ever been, but even though time has elapsed, Bible says it doesn't make it easier.
So now she continues to ask for the public's help to finally bring her daughter's body home.
“People were very afraid, but now that they know two people’s gone and this person’s incarcerated now, will they come forward?” asked Bible.
She wants somewhere to go, that doesn't bring back memories of that tragic day.
“It's closure that you have a place to go to, you know. I have the end of a drive way,” said Bible.
The OSBI is asking people to contact them if they have any information that could lead to the discovery of Laura’s and Ashley's bodies.
Bible says she won't give up hope until the girls are found.