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Search for Oklahoma girls remains circling back to early tip


January 11, 2019

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Investigators are re-examining a tip from 19 years ago in the case of two abducted Oklahoma teenagers who are presumed dead.

New questions were raised after Ed Keheley, a Picher Mining Field expert assisting authorities, recently found an old article in the Joplin Globe about an anonymous caller, the newspaper reported .

The late George Hicks, the anonymous caller and former Vinita, Oklahoma police chief, told investigators on Jan. 4, 2000, that 16-year-olds Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible were killed and their bodies were dumped in a mine shaft near Picher in northeast...

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