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After nearly one month, an Oklahoma family keeps hope of finding missing teen

Anne Hill, 16, of Piedmont, was last seen April 11 in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area.
by Jonathan Sutton Published: May 9, 2014

— Lori Hill wakes up every morning hoping it will be the day her daughter comes home.

Anne Hill, 16, of Piedmont, was last seen April 11 in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area. A friend she was with told police she left his house about midnight, but he did not know where she was going.

Nearly a month after her disappearance, the pain and stress are visible in Lori Hill’s eyes as she gazes at a portrait of her daughter.

Her home is quiet, and there are reminders of Anne everywhere. Hundreds of fliers sit in her car and a pile of patches that read “bring back Anne Josette” litter her dining room table.

“I know somebody knows something,” Lori Hill said. “We need to just find that person who can give us the clue to help find her.”

Family and friends of Anne plan to hold a candlelight vigil at 8:30 p.m. Friday in E.C. Hafer Park in Edmond. It will mark 30 days since she was last seen.

Anne’s car was found April 16 in Edmond, and Oklahoma City police served a search warrant at a condo near Hefner and Meridian on April 25, but did not find any evidence to suggest Anne has been harmed. They are still treating it as a missing person case, police said.

Lori Hill hasn’t been to work at Yukon Middle School in a month, and her sons, Reggie and Ira, have left their lives in Okarche and Stillwater to dedicate their time to finding Anne.

They have printed more than 10,000 fliers and have knocked on more doors than they care to count. They’ve been through Anne’s phone records and tracked down every person who may have spoken to her looking for answers.

But none have come.

“We’ve turned over every rock we can look under,” she said. “We’re out of ideas. We’re just hoping that someone out there will see something or tell us something.”

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by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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Candlelight vigil for Anne Hill

•When: 8:30 p.m. Friday at E.C. Hafer Park, 1034 S Bryant St., Edmond

How to help

•Description: Anne is described as 5-foot-4, 125 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

•Who to phone: Anyone with information about her disappearance is asked to call Oklahoma City Crimestoppers at 235-7300. Those with information also can call private investigator Darcie Parton-Scoon with Center for Search and Investigations at (404) 500-9376.

•Reward: Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could receive up to $1,000 for information.


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