Reward being offered for information on missing Tulsa woman


Friday, May 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


A $5,000 reward offered in connection with a missing Tulsa woman.

News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright says you remember the woman who took her daughter and a friend on vacation to Yosemite National Park a few years ago? They ended up missing and after a lengthy search, the three were found dead. Well, that woman's parents created a foundation after that to help other families find missing loved ones.

That foundation is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who knows where Tricia Fipps is. She was last seen leaving her job with an ex-boyfriend who says he dropped her off at her mother's home. However, the mother says Tricia never showed. Tricia had just adopted a little boy and was acting as a foster mother for the little boy's sister when she disappeared.

Tricia’s mom, Sheila Owen, “She could not have children and all she wanted her whole life was to have a baby and then somebody took her away from him before they could be together." Tricia's family heard about the foundation through a relative in California and applied last month.

The foundation offers reward money in cases where the victim is innocent and foul play is suspected.

If anyone has information about Tricia Fipps' whereabouts, they can call the Tulsa Police detective working the case at 596-9140.

This is not a Crimestoppers case, so there's no guarantee the caller can stay anonymous.