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Grim discovery in Ohio gives hope to Weatherford family

The family of a missing Weatherford girl says the recent, grim news that three women were held for years in a rundown home in Ohio has actually given them hope.
by Andrew Knittle Modified: May 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm •  Published: May 11, 2013
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Jaray Wilson

Jara Wilson said her daughter was last seen Oct. 14 by a group of friends who dropped her off at an apartment complex near the university in Weatherford. She said investigators have taken her missing daughter's old cellphone, her iPad and her computers but that no useful clues have been found.

JaRay Wilson's cellphone, the one she was using at the time of her disappearance, has not been found. It also hasn't been used since Oct. 14.

No response on cell

“Every time they ping it ... nothing,” her mother said.

The missing girl's mother said she doesn't think her daughter ran away or disappeared voluntarily because they had been in contact every day leading up to Oct. 14.

Jara Wilson said she and her husband had also bought JaRay a new Ford Mustang and their daughter was due to get her driver's license just days after her disappearance.

“I know my daughter,” she said. “If she was just out there, she would have contacted me by now. I know she would.”

Since her daughter's disappearance, Jara Wilson said she and her husband have followed up on numerous leads in the case, even traveling to Las Vegas when one tipster was sure JaRay was living in Nevada. She said law enforcement efforts have produced no results, either. “We've heard tons of rumors, we check out every little tip we get,” Jara Wilson said. “But, it's all been made up, or it's been girls that kind of look like her.”

by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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How to help

Anybody with information about the whereabouts of JaRay Wilson is asked to call the Custer County sheriff's office at (580) 323-1616.


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