Tulsa family hopes missing woman found soon


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 5/08/2013 5:53 pm Published: 5/08/2013 5:26 pm


A Tulsa family is praying for a break in the case of April McCaslin, who's been missing for more than a year.

Several months after McCaslin disappeared, a jogger found her bank card on a trail at LaFortune Park.

The last time Tom McCaslin communicated with his daughter he didn't even see her.

“The last contact I had with her was by telephone, and I didn't know where she was calling from. She says, 'They're messing with me,' and that's the last I heard of her," he says.

Tom said he found out later that April McCaslin, who would be 48 now, was likely referring to the people she was living with. 

"She was living in a residence with a gentlemen who also suffers from mental illness, and who also rented out other rooms to people with mental illnesses," says Cpl. Joe Campbell with the Tulsa Police department.

Police said the clues end there, with no trace of April or any of her things. Even her bank account hasn't been touched.

"She hasn't used any of the money sitting there. She gets a monthly deposit to her account and it's still there," says Tom.

He has spent countless hours canvassing the neighborhood where she was last seen. All her dad has now are a few of her things.

He said the rescue of the missing women in Ohio gives him some comfort.

“It just gives you some hope as a person," he says.

He tells FOX23 that his daughter struggles with bipolar disorder and disappeared once before, but she left a paper trail that time and they quickly found her.
This time he doesn't know what to think and neither do police.

“We haven't been able to convert it over to a murder investigation yet because we don't have a body," says Cpl. Campbell.

The man who owned the home April McCaslin was living in committed suicide, so police were not able to interview him.

Tulsa detectives tell FOX23 they're working to find 130 adults reported as missing over the years.



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Mayor Maynot - 5/8/2013 9:00 PM
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Too bad. Hope she's ok.
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