Mother holding out hope daughter's killer is found


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Reported by: Michael Barber
Updated: 12/31/2013 5:27 pm Published: 12/31/2013 4:23 pm


There are more than a dozen unsolved homicides in Tulsa as 2013 comes to an end.

Sgt. Dave Walker with the Tulsa Police Department told FOX23 that every open case continues to be a priority.

FOX23's Michael Barber sat down with one mother who's still waiting for justice.

"Ooh, that day. It's been 10 months and I still feel like it happened yesterday," said Lacrecia Bledsoe.

She showed FOX23 photos of her daughter and talked about the morning of March 2.

She was arriving back home to check on her daughter 18-year-old daughter, Gabby Bledsoe.

"I had my keys in my hand and I went to the front door. Something told me to just try the door before I put the key in, and I did that and it was unlocked. I opened the door, I pushed it open and I see her laying there ... I said, 'Oh my God Gabby, what happened?' I said, 'Get up, get up, what happened' and she didn't move," said Lacrecia Bledsoe.

When her daughter was unresponsive she realized something was wrong.

"I took a couple steps closer to her and that's when I could see the knife in the side of her neck and that's when I could see the blood. And everything just hit my all at once; I couldn't do anything but scream," she said.

Ten months later the pain is still fresh for Lacrecia Bledsoe as she waits for answers.

"I have nieces, aunts, uncles that still can't deal with this, it's a very hard pill to swallow, her being gone, it's hard. If you knew her, you would be like--how could someone do something like that to somebody ... so precious so sweet," she said.

There have been 66 homicides this year in Tulsa and 16 are unsolved.

While Lacrecia Bledsoe knows investigators have a lot of evidence to go off of of, she's still hoping that someone will come forward

"I keep praying, I hope somebody finds it in their heart to really tell what they know. Because I know someone knows. I know it's gonna be solved, i I don't when, but I know it's gonna be solved," she said.

Tulsa police say it's not just detectives working on these cases. Even patrol officers are out looking for evidence to help solve unsolved homicides.


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MoonSavor - 1/2/2014 8:04 AM
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God PLEASE wrap your loving arms around Ms. Bledsoe and comfort her through this HORRIBLE time, in Jesus name.

Mayor Maynot - 12/31/2013 6:33 PM
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Ms Bledsoe #8.^(... I mourn with you in your loss. Cause when everything else is gone our children still stand with us no matter what. I am so sorry for your grievous loss. May the good lord comfort you.
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