Tulsa family gains hope


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Updated: 5/08/2013 12:51 pm Published: 5/07/2013 10:52 pm


Passing through 46th and MLK, there are plenty of reminders: street signs, stop lights and a large picture of Tina Pitts.

The portrait sits in the front yard of her family’s house.

"She’s not dead. I'll never say my sister is gone,” said Angie Pitts.

Angie’s sister, her heart, Tina disappeared in November 2006. Since then, Angie has dedicated her life to finding her.

"That was my baby sister,” said Angie.

She last saw Tina on Halloween. Angie says people loved her sister's company.

Tina had a knack for bringing people together, even strangers. People constantly come up and ask about the picture.

Time has faded the picture a bit. Below, there's a flower shrine, honoring Tina.

"I’m going to try everything; I’m not giving up,” said Angie Pitts.

Every now and then her faith waivers, but Tuesday, there was a breakthrough.

"It’s a big victory for me; it’s not a small victory. There's hope," said Angie Pitts.

Three Cleveland women, who were said to be enslaved for a decade, were found. Angie is living through their happiness.

"When you don't have the answer that's hard,” said Officer, Leland Ashley.

Ashley said sadly sometimes police don't have answers when family calls, and that's when hope means everything.

"I talk about my sister on a daily; to anybody, everybody, they might know something."

She carries Tina wherever she goes, even though a tattoo on her right arm. Just like her tattoo, the love she has for her sister is not going anywhere.

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