Community remembers Oklahoma girls missing for 20 years

The Associated Press - January 2, 2020 3:31 pm

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A community in northeastern Oklahoma held a candlelight vigil to remember the lives of two girls who went missing more than two decades ago.

Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman were 16 years old when they disappeared. The two best friends were staying at Ashley’s home in Craig County when it was set on fire in the early hours of Dec. 30, 1999.

Ashley’s parents were killed. Ashley and Lauria weren’t found.

The Tulsa World reports that about 200 people attended a vigil Monday and remembered the girls with a slideshow, songs, prayers, speeches and a balloon release.


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