Father pleads for public's help in solving Julie Mitchell's slaying

The father of northwest Oklahoma City homicide victim Julie Mitchell made an impassioned plea Thursday for the public's help in solving his daughter's 2010 slaying.
BY RANDY ELLIS rellis@opubco.com Modified: August 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm •  Published: August 12, 2011
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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.

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