New true crime series to explore case of missing Welch girls

New true crime series to explore case of missing Welch girls

TULSA, Okla. — A new docuseries currently called “An America Mystery” will investigate an infamous Oklahoma missing persons case, CNN announced Monday.

Lauria Bible and Ashely Freeman have been missing from the town of Welch since December 1999. FOX23 has been covering the case for years and reported in 2018 when an arrest was finally made in the case.

CNN's Headline News network will air the series sometime this year, according to a news release. CNN describes the series as:

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"A new investigative documentary series that explores a harrowing and unique missing persons case that is currently evolving into a much larger story of unsolved murder, and allegations of cover- up and corruption in Oklahoma. Crime author and investigator Jax Miller and former police investigator Sarah Cailean have been intrepidly researching the confounding case of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman, two teenagers who disappeared in December 1999, after the Freeman family trailer was burned to the ground.  The series delves into the various strange theories and reveals a truth that proves even more incredible. Stephen David Entertainment is the production company."

FOX23 learned that film crews have made several trips to Oklahoma and have interviewed many people, including family members of Bible and Freeman. They also interviewed FOX23's Tiffany Alaniz, who has been covering the story since 1999.

Bible’s mother told FOX23 she is grateful that CNN is making the series and hopes it will lead to new tips in the case and help prevent something similar from happening again.

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