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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?

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Devastating news and back to ground zero on 15 year Cold Case

After media blitz in Tulsa last week, multiple discussions with PD, and people nationally I am still trying to deal with this. Copy this link and read story from Channel 6 Tulsa. There are also stories on Channel 8 channel 2 and Fox 23

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157573103299468&id=593909467

Thursday, August 22, 2019

MOST DEVASTATING NEWS-DNA PROFILE USED FOR YEARS--NOT OUR KILLER!

I am devastated. After 15 years using a DNA profile from 2 sources that logically seemed our killer, and after we had the Parabon phenotype picture developed, our DNA was analyzed by the best and she found a direct hit. Per protocol, the case was developed to look at him and his DNA obtained in the way it should after there is a hit, and it matched. BUT in the interview with him and two others, it was found, due to airtight alibi, that he couldn't be our killer.

GOD!!!!!!!!!!!This means all suspects we compared our main DNA profile to must be relooked at. This means we do not know if he is Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian etc etc.  IT COULD BE ANYONE! Tulsa Police department c seemed to think it was not important to share much of this information with me like alibi, etc. IF THEY DID I wouldn't have many questions. Past detectives and past head of homicide always shared info with me and told me not to share and I didn't. This current detective treats me as if he doesn't trust me and I have never given him any reason
HOMICDE FAMILIES NEED  INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY LIKE OURS, TO BE SHARED WITH THEM SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND. ESPECIALLY WHEN A BIG CHANGE OCCURS. OR THEY NEED TO BE TOLD WHY THEY CANNOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION!!! God it is SOOO simple. I have been doing this 15 years and I fully understand  about hurting a case and I train PD and homicide families to understand both sides
Sorry you will have to copy and paste because I can't figure out how to embed this video

https://www.newson6.com/story/40946051/breaking-dna-in-tulsa-teen-murder-case-does-not-belong-to-killer

Monday, August 19, 2019

DEVASTATING NEWS RELATED TO CASE

Thanks to all on the 3 weeks across the northwest. Thanks to stories in Wyoming and Washington and people on the road who acknowledged us. Sadly stories had to sTop about a week ago due to devastating news from Tulsa about case. Can't say yet but will announce. All I can do is drive back as quick as I can. DEVASTATED

Monday, August 12, 2019

POSSIBLE CARAVAN TURN AROUND DUE TO MINIMAL STORIES

After being in the quiet of Missoula media,, I have decided to head home. A week without stories is too costly to stay in hotels, add miles farther from OK. Thanks to Cheyenne and Casper Wyoming for making our stories heard across the State and everyone who let me know! Thanks to people in Butte and Missoula who saw the car,noted they did, even without your media response to multiple queries. Please...not about just our story, but don't forget the thousands of individual murders , the families that have lost loved ones, have loved ones missing, have cold cases. They don't get the attention that mass shootings do. and they are as bad a loss. !!If you know any survivor of homicide or missing, give them a hug and tell them you care!! I!!f you know any survivor of homicide or missing share their case across the US, send it to me at therapoet@aol.com. The silence is a loud echo that reverberates inside the heart.!! IF YOU SEE ME ON THE ROAD, PLEASE EMAIL, CALL, SEND A LETTER TO NATIONAL MEDIA. I NEED IT MORE THAN EVER NOW

Saturday, August 10, 2019

20TH CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER HEADING HOME-SILENCE IS TOO MUCH

Sadly, after being in the quiet media of Missoula Montana, I have decided to head home. A week without stories makes it too costly to stay in hotels and travel farther from OK. Thanks to Cheyenne and Casper Wyoming for making our stories heard across the State. Thanks to the people in Butte and Missoula who saw the car and noted they did, even without your media responding to multiple queries. Not necessarily about our story, but please don't forget all the individual murders and the families that have lost loved ones, have loved ones missing, have cold cases. They don't get the attention that the mass shootings do. and they are as bad a loss. If you know any survivor of homicide or missing, give them a hug and tell them you care. If you know any survivor of homicide or missing share their case across the US, send it to me at therapoet@aol.com. The silence is a loud echo that reverberates inside the heart. IF YOU SEE ME ON THE ROAD, PLEASE EMAIL, CALL, SEND A LETTER TO NATIONAL MEDIA. I NEED IT MORE THAN EVER NOW

Friday, August 2, 2019

1ST STORY ON 20TH CARVAN TO CATCH A KILLER TOUR TO NW

Thank you Morgan Lamb CBS Cheyenne and people of Cheyenne #brittanyphillipsmurder, #thegirlnextdoor, #notanotherdaughter, #caravantocaatchakiller, #coldcase

Thursday, July 4, 2019

New billboard donated by Griffin Communications

Welcome! Did you find us from our billboard? please let me know at therapoet@aol.com. Griffin Communications owners of Channel 6 and channel 9 donated this billboard space to us there forever in my heart

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

3RD WEEK OF 18TH CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER TOUR

What if this was your daughter ? What would you be willing to do? I've traveled 220000 miles CROSS 48 STATES, taking story to every town, sharing our cold case rape suffocation of daughter in her 2nd story apartment (Brittany Phillips Tulsa 2004) BUT MORE SO how laws must change , MORE SO, connect with homicide families. At 64 how much longer can I keep my mobile billboard moving ! I'm on 3rd week of 18th Caravan To Catch a killer tour now Pittsburgh. MY MISSSION OF LOV...E continues but must head home. National news covers 1,000X the ground I can. Why aren't they interested in how a mother shares how DNA at arrest could save lives/ someday solve our murder? Why don't they see a moving billboard as newsworthy for the Girl Next Door . Doesn't 300 local reporters cross 48 States seeing Brittany's Cold Case, her rape suffocation as concerning for their cities , make it nationally relevant. where crime scene DNA has been up in the National Database a million times without a hit. Does national news really think this is a rare story? NOT!











https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157212873459468&id=593909467

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

18th CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER-MOM'S 210000 MI MISSION OF LOVE FOR ALL DAUGHTERS

Left on Caravan 18 Wednesday. Little Rock Friday and tomorrow . I've been driving around town and trying to contact media. No stories yet. Knoxville Tenn. next. If you know media, please let them know!!!

At 64, I am unsure how many years I can do this. I need National News to share the story, not only of her murder, but how we and others can use DNA phenotype pictures, how we and others can use DNA match so we don't have to wait for 15 years as we have

Was given a send-off Thursday ...by Miss Anderson's criminology class at Union before I added to 210,000 miles , and 260 reporters that have gifted us thru 48 States, since 2007. Read more about this class by visiting our facebook page  facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany.

After Knoxville, then Baltimore and New York City before I hit Albany New York where I'm presenting April 6th at New York's 15th or 16th annual missing day put on by Mary Lyle in honor of her daughter Susan.

Then back down East coast to Carolina's, then Augusta because Georgia still doesn't have DNA at arrest.

My tours AR not just about Brittany's story, but also advocacy for Law, and connection to other homicide families.
I am 64 so I am begging for people to send this story to National national news how on my own I've spent last 13 of 15 years traveling cross-country in three wrapped cars. Who else has done this?. I only have so much time left
Though self-funded and solitary , I am constantly gifted by thousands of people met on road!.
 

Friday, August 24, 2018

UNBELIEVABLE GIFT FROM NANCY GRACE AND OTHERS



Most unbelievable day arranged by Sheryl McCollum of the Hapeville PD (West Atlanta) where she is CSI and also Director of the National Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. Nancy Grace graciously invite us into her home where she records her very well-known Crimeonline Podcast on Sirius 111 every weekday at noon. http://www.crimeonline.com/podcast/
It was unbelievable. Nancy, Joe Scott Morgan and Sheryl and I all discussed Brittany's case as well as national issues. All of them will forever have a place in my heart!

More on the story as soon as we know play date. In addition CBS Atlanta's Daniel Wilkerson and his photographer spent hours with us as did Leigh Egan who is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. She has her own website CRIMEFEED as well as reports for Nancy Grace's Crimeonline.
My heart is so full today of all the gifts. I can never repay them!!!!!

 http://www.crimeonline.com/podcast/

crimefeed.com/author/leigh-egan/

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

LOUISVILLE 1ST STOP ON 17TH CARAVANTO CATCH A KILLER TOUR

All be it stopped by downpours, I finally made it to Louisville, KY Monday. HAve contacted media and a few Senators about KY's DNA law. If you see me, come up to say hi, honk or wave. Please call your local media if you see us or even if you don't!!!! The more we get the word out, the more lives we can save through educating others how certain laws made it easier for Brittany's murder to happen.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Oklahoma woman searches for daughter's killer in El Paso

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".