North American Missing Persons Network
Lauria Jaylene Bible

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Above Images: Bible, circa 1999; Age-progressed to 26 (circa 2009)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 30, 1999 from Welch, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 18, 1983
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight:130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White/Native American
  • Gender: Female
  • 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.
  • AKA: 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Oklahoma Office
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation