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Mother still searching for daughter's killer ten years later by Courtney Highfield Posted: 09.24.2014 at 9:12 PM Courtney Highfield is a reporter for FOX 31. In 2004 Brittany Phillips was murdered in her apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As her family approaches the ten year mark, her mother is still looking for answers, even here in Albany. / Courtney Highfield http://www.wfxl.com/uploadedImages/wfxl/News/Stories/MURDER%20CARAVAN.jpg?w=440&h=330&aspect=nostretch ALBANY, GA -- In 2004 Brittany Phillips was murdered in her apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As her family approaches the ten year mark, her mother is still looking for answers, even here in Albany. Phillips was killed at the age of 19 and despite the amount of DNA evidence found at the crime scene, police have yet to find any suspects in her case. In 2007 her mother Maggie Zingman started driving across the country with what she calls the “caravan to catch a killer.” She’s driven over 100,000 miles in hopes that someone will be able to provide a substantial tip. She’s been driving the caravan for seven years now and although they haven’t caught her daughter’s killer, she says it’s helped get her through. Zingman told us, “since I’ve been doing these caravans I’ve learned a lot about DNA and actually that’s become as important if not more important because I guess part of me has to accept we may never find her killer.” If you have any information Zingman is asking that you call Detective Felton at 918-596-9141.


ALBANY, GA -- In 2004 Brittany Phillips was murdered in her apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As her family approaches the ten year mark, her mother is still looking for answers, even here in Albany. Phillips was killed at the age of 19 and despite the amount of DNA evidence found at the crime scene, police have yet to find any suspects in her case. In 2007 her mother Maggie Zingman started driving across the country with what she calls the “caravan to catch a killer.” She’s driven over 100,000 miles in hopes that someone will be able to provide a substantial tip. She’s been driving the caravan for seven years now and although they haven’t caught her daughter’s killer, she says it’s helped get her through. Zingman told us, “since I’ve been doing these caravans I’ve learned a lot about DNA and actually that’s become as important if not more important because I guess part of me has to accept we may never find her killer.” If you have any information Zingman is asking that you call Detective Felton at 918-596-9141.















WHEN I LEAST EXPECT IT, IT SEEMS BRITTY CREATES A TWIST OF FATE Oh my dear Britty....when you time things, you really do... On 6/16/13 (this Monday) I went on a quick late lunch. Per usual, I turned on NPR-Talk of the Nation. Host Neil Conan was discussing DNA. Harrah is a small town with few signals so as I madly tried dialing,nothing took or I misdialed. Kept trying up and down little hills until I stopped in front o the town cemetary. Someone answered, but it was garbled but I heard the final words, "What is your comment?" I almost hung up but forged ahead being sure to mention "murdered 9 years ago," DNA samples, 2000 no matches. Shock of shock I hear....."hold on a     
second" switch to muffled voices, for about 5 minutes and then I hear..".....Maggie Zingman. then Conan went back to the guests but 5 minutes later....you were saying Maggie. I actually was able to say a few things in the middle of this national discussion!!!!!! I went to the website concerned that my voice would sound as muffled as they did to me but............ it was clear....got some voice on a national show...

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http://www.npr.org/2013/06/17/192740045/after-scotus-dna-ruling-what-changes-for-police

After SCOTUS DNA Ruling, What Changes For Police? : NPR www.npr.org
The Supreme Court ruled in June that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested for comparison against a national database. The decision raises major questions about how law enforcement and criminal justice processes will change.



MOTHER DAY THOUGHTS 2013

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers I've met across the US, to those not yet met. You firmly hug the esssence of your murdered child, even as you feel the loss & the loss of them never being mothers,fathers in this world. I send hugs, prayers to all, especially in US cities, where they live in honor of their child but do so in isolation. My love, prayers,offers of help go to all. My hands reaches farther to those who may be a single mom or who, even with partner,can't fund searching for answers or paying homage, can only struggle to pay bills. My love, hope, prayers, offers of help go to those who walk a solitary path but refuse to stop. We did not choose this path or this family built from losses, but it is family strong as any. On this mother’s day, I applaud all of you who have taken motherhood to its highest dimension…that of continuing love-Maggie in honor of Brittany Phillips 10-4-85 to 10-4-04

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