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Investigators search for Oklahoma girls missing since 1999


August 19, 2020

PICHER, Okla. (AP) — Investigators began searching on Tuesday at a site in the former northeastern Oklahoma town of Picher for the remains of two teenage girls who disappeared in 1999.

Searchers began excavating a vacant lot for the remains of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman, who were both 16 and haven't been seen since Dec. 30. 1999, after Freeman's parents were found murdered in their burned mobile home in Welch, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) away.

The location in what is today a ghost town was provided by Ronnie Busick, 69, who pleaded guilty in July to accessory to murder charges in...

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