The father of northwest Oklahoma City homicide victim Julie Mitchell made an impassioned plea for the public's help in solving his daughter's slaying Thursday after spending the day testifying before a state grand jury investigating her death.
“There's a killer out there and we need to find him,” said Harvey Bryant, Mitchell's father. “If anybody has any information, I plead with them to come forth and help us. There is a $50,000 reward and we'd like to get to the bottom of it.”
Bryant described his 34-year-old daughter as a great athlete who was adventurous, loved her family and was full of life.
Daniel Mitchell found his stepmother dead Nov. 2 in the master bedroom closet of his father's $359,000 northwest Oklahoma City home.
She was the victim of multiple blunt force trauma to her head, the medical examiner said. Julie Mitchell's daughter, London, was found in a pool of blood next to the body. The girl, who was 13 months old at the time, was not harmed.
About $30,000 was missing from a closet safe, the attorney for Teddy Mitchell, the victim's husband, has previously stated.
“Somebody out there knows something,” Bryant said. “I wish they would come forward.”
Husband a gambler
Teddy Mitchell was traveling in California when he learned of his wife's death.