Mother Refuses To Quit Search For Missing Kin

Judy Kuhlman Published: August 20, 1992
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It's been almost three months since two Oklahoma City women and a child were reported missing, but Jackie Taylor says she won't give up searching for the bodies of her missing daughter and granddaughter.

"We've known from the beginning that they were murdered. But we don't have the proof or evidence to bring this to trial. I'll never give up on this till the case is solved or the day I die," Taylor said.

Lisa Kregear, 25; Jackie's daughter, Wendy L. Camp, 23, and Camp's daughter Cynthia Britto, 6, were reported missing May 29.

Since their disappearance, Taylor, a librarian at the University of Central Oklahoma, said her life has been a "nightmare. " Taylor said she had a "mental breakdown" and has been unable to work since Camp and Britto made the ill-fated trip to Shamrock on May 29.

She said everything just seems to have gone wrong since her daughter's disappearance.

"Our two cars broke down, and it took a week and half for my husband to fix them so he could go to work. It seems like it's continuous. I feel like I'm on bottom, and I just keep getting knocked down farther," Taylor said.

At the urging of her psychiatrist, Taylor and her family last Thursday conducted a memorial service in Mesquite, Texas, for her daughter and granddaughter.

"It was just a way of going through the grieving process, some kind of way of putting things in perspective," Taylor said.

"We have 8-by-10 pictures made of them and had them displayed on an altar. We had our memorial around that altar. I have an uncle who is a minister, and he officiated," Taylor said.

She said she hopes someone will come forward and give information about the disappearance.

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