Crews begin another search for missing Welch girls

Welch Girls Search April 27 2021

Authorities continue searching for the Welch girls, April 27, 2021

Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible

Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible

PICHER, Okla. – The search continues Tuesday morning for the remains of two Welch, Oklahoma girls who went missing more than 20 years ago.

Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman went missing in 1999. Investigators believe the girls were kidnapped and murdered, but their bodies have never been found. In 2020, the last remaining suspect in the case, Ronnie Busick, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for accessory to murder.

Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., crews will resume their search for the girls near 421 College Street in Picher, Oklahoma.

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