Family offers reward for safe return of woman

Monday, December 27th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) -- A missing Bixby woman is the subject of a widening search. Her family is trying to help authorities with a$10,000 reward for information that leads to her safe return. Laci Griffin Hill, 25, was last heard from at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the day she reportedly called a friend to say she was going to stay home to show the family's pool table to a potential buyer.

Thursday afternoon, Ms. Hill's credit cards were used in two Pryor stores. A store surveillance videotape captured the image of a woman using one of Ms. Hill's cards accompanied by a man. However, relatives could not identify the woman from the video. Ms. Hill is described as 5 feet tall. She weighs between 95 to 100 pounds and has blond, shoulder-length hair and green eyes.

She is described as petite and having a tattoo of a flower on her left ankle. Her family is distraught and has up to 100 people out searching for her. "We have had no Christmas. We are still waiting for Laci to ge thome to have Christmas," said Larry Griffin, Ms. Hill's brother. "We don't care about catching the criminal. We just want Laci back."

Bixby police said nothing is missing from the house except Ms. Hill's purse, and there is no sign of a struggle. Her $50,000 Mercedes that she purchased three weeks ago still sits in the driveway. Neither her clothes nor her cell phone are missing. "There's no way she would have left on her own free will -- she didn't take anything," said Griffin.

She grew up in Ponca City. Ms. Hill and her husband Ronnie Hill began dating when she was 16, and are not known to have any marital problems, said Griffin. She is a homemaker and they were planning to start a family. Police do not have a description of a vehicle or what Ms. Hill was wearing.