TULSA, Okla. — The mother of a Tulsa woman who was raped and murdered in her south Tulsa apartment in 2004 will hit the road again to search for her daughter’s killer after being forced off the road for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on everyday American life.
Dr. Maggie Zingman is hitting the road again in a newly wrapped SUV with her daughter’s face on all sides hoping to grab the attention of someone who knows something about her daughter’s, Brittany Phillips, murder, which has become one of Tulsa’s toughest cold cases yet to be solved.
“Maybe someone will see something that sparks a memory or helps them to remember something they’ve heard about or know about,” Zingman said.
Zingman said while she was in Tulsa kicking off her latest tour, she was going to slowly drive near the Southern Hills Country Club where the 2022 PGA Championship is hosting people from all over the world.
After that, she is headed to the midwest and through the east coast to not only spread the word about what happened to her daughter, but she is also meeting with numerous cold case support groups that are full of families who’ve been through similar circumstances as her.
“We are a family that we haven’t and wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves, but we are a family because of everything we’ve experienced together,” she said.
Zingman recently met with the Tulsa Police Department, and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office cold case unit is also taking up the case to assist in solving this case once and for all.
There was hope in 2019 that a new DNA profile would lead to a suspect, but so far, it only lead to the dismissal of one person of interest who Maggie said should still be considered a suspect.
More DNA is processed in a private lab thanks to private donations, and there is hope a fresh set of eyes will see something that has been overlooked.
“I have to do this,” she told FOX23. “If I’m not going to find answers, I’m at least going to keep trying until I’m dead.”
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