Missing Since: 12/30/99
Missing from:Welch, Oklahoma
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 04/18/83
Age at disappearance: 16
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Race: White/Native American
Distinguishing Characteristics: Bible has a mole under her nose.
She has a scar on the top of her head.
Clothing: Blue shirt, blue jeans, and either white tennis shoes
or black boots. She was also wearing silver earrings in the shape of a heart
with a diamond on them.
Her nickname is “Pooh.”
Details of Disappearance
On December 30, 1999, Lauria Jaylene Bible and her friend, Ashley Renae Freeman, were reported to be missing. At approximately 6:00 a.m., a fire was reported at a residence located four and one half miles west of Welch, Oklahoma, in northeast Oklahoma. The bodies of Ashley’s parents, both of whom had been shot, were found inside the residence. The two girls, both age 16, were reported to be inside the residence before the fire, but have not been located.
In January 2005, suspected serial killer Jeremy Jones confessed to killing Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible. Jones told authorities he killed Ashley’s parents over an unpaid debt, and then set their house on fire. When the two girls ran out of the house, Jones says he pretended he was going to get them help. Instead, he drove them to Kansas, then shot them and dumped their bodies in a hole. Investigators say they’ll search for the girls’ bodies in a mine near Galena, Kansas the week of June 20th 2005.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation
Disappearance Of Welch Girls Still A Mystery
…It was nine years ago on Tuesday that two Welch teenagers disappeared without a trace. Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible disappeared the same night Ashley ‘s parents were murdered and the family’s home was set on fire. Over the years, investigators …
Couple Found Shot To Death
…Sheriff Sooter. Crimes like this are extremely rare in Craig County. It’s been nine years since Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman , also known as the “Welch girls” disappeared only a few miles from the Huls house. That was the county’s last …
Suspected Serial Killer Loses Appeal
…excessive.” Jones has also been a suspect in the December 1999 killings of Danny and Kathy Freeman of Welch and the disappearance of their daughter Ashley and her friend Lauria Bible. He’s also a suspect in the 1996 killings of David Oakley and …
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