Body located in search for missing woman

Wednesday, December 29th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Investigators searching for a missing Bixby woman have found her purse and a body in rural area outside of Chouteau. Dan Vogel of the F-B-I says a woman's body was found this afternoon in a delapidated outbuilding near Chouteau. The medical examiner has yet to determine the identity or cause of death.

A purse belonging to Laci Dawn Hill was found earlier today at the same site. The woman has been missing since December 23rd from her Bixby home. Law officers are still searching for a man who allegedly used her credit cards after her disappearance. Vogel says Steven Ray Thacker was familiar with the area where the body and purse were found. Hill's family and friends had held out hope that she would be found alive. They had offered a $20,000 reward for her safe return.