FBI to aid search for missing teens


Tuesday, January 4th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Editor's Note: Picture is of the missing 16-year-old Lauria Bible. Ashley Freeman's photo is at the end of the following story.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been called in by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to assist in finding two missing teen-age girls. Kym Koch, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, says three O-S-B-I agents spent yesterday interviewing the classmates and friends of the missing 16-year-olds Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible.

The state medical examiner's office in Tulsa confirmed the identities of the two adults as 40-year-old Danny Freeman and his 38-year-old wife, Kathy who it says died of gunshot wounds, not flames or smoke in a mobile home fire. Authorities fear that the girls were abducted since the Freemans' vehicles and Bible's car as well as her purse were still at the Freeman residence. Ashley Freeman is described as five feet-six inches tall and weighing 120 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. Freeman may have last been wearing a t-shirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap, white tennis shoes, and a windbreaker.

Miss Bible is described as five-three and weighing 135 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. Bible may have last been wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and either white tennis shoes or black boots. She was also wearing silver earrings in the shape of a heart with a diamond on them.

Individuals with information concerning this case should take no action themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office at 405) 290-7770 or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.

Recent photograph of the missing 16-year-old Ashley Freeman.