Search Still On For Tulsa Woman


Monday, June 29th 2009, 5:41 pm
By: News On 6


By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa mother has been missing for nearly six months and police have very little information that would help them solve the case.  Althedia Vaught left behind three children, a grandson and a job she loved without a word.  Her friends say that is out of character.  Her family is hoping someone will give them the answers they so desperately want.

Althedia Vaught disappeared on January 19th.  She was in her night clothes and house slippers, but something or someone got her to leave the house.  Tulsa Police found Vaught's 1995 green Infinity J-30 at the Hillcrest parking lot. 

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Surveillance video shows a white pickup pulling in five minutes before midnight and 35 minutes later, Vaught's vehicle pulled into the parking lot.  There were no signs of a struggle and no blood.

There are also no leads.

"The two guys that were persons of interest searched their cars and houses and found no blood or anything," said Vaught's daughter, Teanna Thomas.

Vaught has three children and she went missing four days before the birth of her grandson, Stefan.  That's something her family says she would never have missed.  Her grandson is now a healthy five-month old.

"It's hard, I don't have her to call and ask what to do.  He's teething and I can't talk to her about whatever is going on or whatever. It's just really hard," said Vaught's daughter, Teanna Thomas.

Family members have periodically called Althedia's phone number.  At first, it was disconnected, but last weekend, something strange happened.

"It rang five to six times and went to voicemail and said, you have reached Althedia Vaught, which is her name and it was her voice and she sounded real tired or drugged. We called back and a guy answered named David and he said he got the phone from Cricket and couldn't get that voicemail off there," said Teanna Thomas, Vaught's daughter.

All the same, Thomas called police.  She just prays something or someone will help break the case.  She believes her mother is alive and being held somewhere against her will.

Tulsa Police told Thomas they would try to find out who has her mother's old phone number and if they know anything about that voicemail.      

In the meantime, anyone who may know anything about Althedia Vaught is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.