PERMANENT FACTS OF STORY / BACKGROUND-MEDIUA-ETC
- BRITTANY'S STORY AS TOLD IN BOSTON
- HERE YOU'LL FIND..
- DNA AT ARREST--FACTS, NOT MYTHS OPPONENTS USE WITHOUT FACTS
- Brit Pics
- WITHOUT A REWARD FUND THE STORY GETS QUIETER AND Q...
- DONATION PAGE FOR BRITTANY PHILLIPS MURDER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
- BRITTANY'S BREATH...
- VOICES ACROSS TEARS-Accidental stories and events...to share
- BRITNEY'S BRIDGE-CLEARINGHOUSE FOR COLD/UNSOLVED MURDER
- WINTER SONG
- Contact Us
- MOTHER OF VICTIM'S CV-TRAUMA SPECIALIST
- NOTES FROM A FEW CARAVANS
- THE PAGE ADDRESS brittanyphillipsmurder.net
- HOW / WHY TRAUMATIC EVENTS AFFECT US
- EVENTS, ETC. IN HONOR OF BRITT
- MILES OF TEARS POKER RUN /ROAD RALLEY-1ST FAILED-LET'S TRY AGAIN
- PLAYING CARDS--OBTAIN TIPS ON UNSOLVED/COLD CASE/MISSING
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I try to do this on my own even when I go into debt for a year after returning from my CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tours-(5 years 11 tours-> 68000 miles thru 46 States. $5.00 will pay for a gallon of gas--30 miles down the road. Help us find Brittany's killer. Please help us to be able to teach people about laws that put our loved ones at risk. WHAT IF THIS WAS YOUR DAUGHTER?
Monday, April 23, 2018
ABC 7 EL PASO....YOU WILL FOREVER HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEART!! What a compassionate story. It is such a gift to have the story in my first hours here in El Paso. From the moment the story aired last night I have had responses on both facebook and our website http://www.brittanyphillipsmurder.net. From anchor Josie Ortegon KVIA ABC-7and reporter Katherine Bieri and her photographer, this story was so beautiful. You will always have a place in my heart. Downtown soon with hopefully a few traffic jams for exposure. Love ya El Paso
Saturday, April 21, 2018
16TH CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER-MOM''S 185000 MI. MISSION OF LOVE-NOW NEW PHASE W/DNA PHENOTYPE IMAGE OF POSSIBLE SUSPECT
I am on my 16th CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour's, currently visiting Odessa, TX. These tours are now my 14 year labor of love in honor of murdered daughter, Brittany Phillips (raped/suffocated Tulsa, OK 2004 --10-4-85 to 10-4-04). (going to El Paso next)
Tour 16 is the inaugural tour with hood re-wrapped with our new DNA phenotype 3-D image of Brittany's possible killer . Though tours started to:
*help solve her murder
*educate communities about sexual assault/homicide law change
*giving voice to unsolved homicides across the US
THIS TOUR introduces how a new forensic tool, DNA 3-D phenotype image that has given our case new life. Not many PDs are using this yet. My detective was able to get a grant, submit crime scene DNA to Parabon Snapshot and within 3 months received an image. Tulsa media coverage of the image generated more than 45 tips in 48 hours
Visiting Odessa/other Texas cities is important for my 16th road trip, (10 years, 185000 miles thru 48 States with 165 media stories in 48 States in 3 different wrapped SUVs) because Odessa and other Texas cities are connected to Oklahoma through crisscross of our highways and because large Border States with vast wilderness can create refuge for criminals.
CARAVANS were birthed when , regionally in 2007, more than 800 suspects DNA did not match our crime scene DNA (since then 3000 regional suspects & a million in CODIS with no match). Some suggested her killer may have moved on. I knew I had to get her story beyond OK. Through the unbelievable donation of a wrap to my car (now 3 wraps), CARAVANS BEGAN.
It is my hope, now with an image, as I cover the US again, this picture will increase tips.
In each city, I talk to media, stop by police and Sherriff departments, travel around the city talking to people. Along with topics described above, now in the #METOO era, I am pleading for # HERTOO-(sexual homicide victims that no longer have voice) to get more attention, especially related to laws.
These 14 years are a labor of love woven through tears . People met at rest stops, hugs given, thumbs up as someone drives by, people sharing prayers from many different religions or a $20 squeezed into my closed fist, all energize me to keep on. Gazing upon Brittany's smile each day as I step into my car, does, at times, have me tell her story through a veil of tears. Yet it warms my heart knowing Brittany, my dancing pony princess, her long blond curls framing her angelic face, and intense dark brown eyes, stares from the sides of my car, in many ways saying "listen to my story, help protect other families from this never ending loss".
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
This is not Britty's story. It is the story of the girl next door, the common people of the US who are not being talked about. Where no one is discussing laws that would protect. Why not http://www.kjrh.com/news/mother-of-tulsa-rape-victim-speaks-out-against-recent-high-profile-sexual-harassment-allegations
Friday, September 1, 2017
Unbelievable story in Buffalo. Angela and her photog did such a great story!!! How kind to share this story amid all the losses that are occuring with Harvey. My heart goes out to all those victims. Losses affect all of us in so many ways. Please any homicide families who see this story, connect with us.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Shattered Lives: The Murder of Brittany Phillips & Caravan to Catch a Killer 08/28 by Inside Lenz Network | News Podcasts
Shattered Lives: The Murder of Brittany Phillips & Caravan to Catch a Killer 08/28 by Inside Lenz Network | News Podcasts: Since her daughter Brittany Phillips' murder in 2004, Maggie Zingman has traveled the country on the Caravan to Catch a Killer. On October 1, 2004 a friend found Brittany dead in her East Tulsa apartment. Investigators said the killer raped and suffocated her. Detectives collected DNA from the crime scene and have since run over 3,000 samples in Oklahoma. Currently they are looking at one specific person, but the case remains unsolved. 'I know finding her killer is not going to bring closure, but I want to feel like at least I stopped him from killing other people,' Zingman said. Since Brittany's death, Zingman has found a way to keep her daughter's spirit alive. She travels across the country in what she calls 'A Caravan to Catch a Killer.' She shares Brittany's story and educates others about the benefits of DNA swabbing people under arrest.
Posted by Maggie at 9:52 PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
2500 hits on website yesterday, 2600 today. THANK YOU SAN DIEGO AND CHANNEL 8 AND CHANNEL 5. YOU ALL HAVE A PLACE CLOSE TO MY HEART
Abby Gibbs and her Photog (I will remember his name) spent most of the afternoon to create this powerful story!!! What a gift. And all the people who came up, talked with me, gave me a hug, all of San Diego will have a place in my heart forever.
What a unbelievable gift San Diego has given me. This story was unbelievable. Reporter/Photog Karen Kelley you were great and easy to talk to. San Diego you will always have a place in my heart. CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Thank you Phoenix for all your kind words when I stopped somewhere. I have been here 3 days. No media responded to me so I must move on but I do thank those who acknowledged me. That made my day. On to San Diego. I am trying not to be sad but only 3 stories in 3 weeks is disheartening and makes me feel forgotten. We used to get 3-5 each week. If I could travel for as long as I wanted, this would not matter. But a week out cost me almost $1000 so 4 weeks out costs $4000. I never mind spending my own money but funds are limited. So $1000 per story is pretty high... I AM SORRY BRITTY. I KEEP TRYING.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Albuquerque/ Sante Fe THANK YOU. You have been great at rest stops, downtown, on the road...letting me know you saw us, asked abut our story. And today Channel 13 spent time downtown with me, giving us the gift of a story. It will either air tonight or tomorrow. The two times I have been here I always feel welcomed. And to all the people on I-40 driving to Phoenix--at rest stops and stores. Your coming up to me, offering hugs, prayers etc. ALL truly made my day. I am forever grateful
Friday, May 19, 2017
Didn't remember until now,. Found this song on my 2011-12 CARAVAN. WHENEVER YOU REMEMBER" (Carrie Underwood) has been my "WARRIOR SONG" ever since. I need it now. In OK City, headin out on another 2 weeks after out 15 days/2 great stories in Tampa and HOuston but only 2... Was to head east. Thought had a story in IN but no-go. AND storms up again. Tho rain leaving OK, storms are heading east. Sooo my travel South I will travel with storms for days if I go the KY/Indiana WV NY NE route. Trying to decide...east or west. Any ideas? Any story connections in ANY direction?????
Sunday, May 14, 2017
I WILL CRY AND LAUGH TODAY...
Heading back to Lawton on 9 hr drive on mother's day.
2 WEEKS AND ONLY TWO STORIES. I ILL SPEND ANYHTING BUT THAT BECOMES $1000 INVESTED IN EACH LOCAL STORY.
All I want for mother's day is A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME-- calling Media (tipline/newsdesk) in cities I visit--.IN ATLANTA NOW HEADING TO JACKSON MISS. TODAY or call/email NATIONAL NEWS (THIS WOULD BE THE BEST MOTHER'S DAY GIFT!!!).Ask if aware of mother driving self-funded 166000 MILES cross country getting 155 stories FOR LAST 10 YRS IN HONOR OF HER DAUGHTER, IN WRAPPED SUVS--....MAYBE CREATE A PHONE BANK WITH FRIENDS..............WOULDN'T THIS BE A MOTHER'S DAY STORY???.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
What a great gift from St. Pete. What a great time in St. Pete/Tampa--at the beaches, downtown St. Pete, Ybor City and more and amid letting people know about Britty's murder, needed law change and reaching out to other homicide survivors, I was able to see Joshua (wh babysat dogs while doing story. WHAT A GREAT TEAM Chris Cato and Photog Kevin. THEY GAVE US A TRUE GIFT. THANK YOU GUYS AND THANK YOU BAY AREA!!!
Monday, May 8, 2017
A day in the life of CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour. 1) Prior to driving to city-go to TV websitest, read all bios of that city 2) Send out emails to individuals a) with heading "15TH CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER-MOTHER'S 13YR/164000 MILE MISSION OF LOVE" incldued--brief history of murder/CARAVANs, focus on that State DNA issues, along w/ personal statement about reporter. 3) Usually 20-30 emails prior to city visit 4) Drive 4-8 hrs to town, stop every rest stop, 5) In town drive public places-parks, PD, courts, lunch hours etc This done sometimes with media 6) That eve more emails to city I'm in and to next city on road 7) next day leave to next city or if we had story stay in town to get more people to car. BASICALLY 10 HR WORK DAY EVERY DAY ON ROAD
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
What a great gift was blown in by winds that followed me to Houston. Angela Chen and her photographer spent more than an hour with me getting material to craft their story about Brittany and the CARAVAN at the FOX26 Station. The end result was a passionate, powerful poignant story. Their artistry created a story that had focus on the important aspects of CARAVAN tours. How impressive and what a great way to start the 15th CARAVAN tour. Angela, her photographer and FOX26 will always have a place in my heart. And today I have already had about 1000 hits on this website and multiple honks, waves and people coming up to me.
Monday, May 1, 2017
First day on road was ddeluges from Lawton to Tulsa. 2nd day deluge for 1st three hours but finally across Texas border towards Houston, sun began to shine. In Houston now, with possibility of story from ABC. If you see my car...honk and call media.....Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, March 27, 2017
I plan to get on the road for my 15th CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour May 1, 2017. It breaks my heart it has been more than a year. I am self-employed as a contractor with the Veterans so I do not get vacation time. Thus I'll go out two weeks along southern States southern border, into Florida and back along their northern border. I'll work for a week, then back out for another 2 weeks to NE States starting in Indianapolis,hopefully hitting some states that still don't take DNA at arrest. I'm used to being self-funded but any help IS appreciated whether it is with media contacts or gas. This will make year 10 of doing CARAVANS and almost 13 since her murder and little or no National news. IF NOTHING ELSE PLEASE SEND EMAIL, SNAIL MAIL AND MORE TO NATIONAL MEDIA ABOUT A MOTHER TRAVELLING FOR 10 YEARS ACROSS 46 STATES COVERING 162000 MILES SO SHE COULD SHARE HER STORY TO HELP SOLVE HER DAUGHTER'S MURDER AND EDUCATE COMMUNITIES ABOUT LAW CHANGE THAT WILL HELP KEEP OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAFE