JENNINGS — Investigators were digging Monday at a rural site for the bodies of two Oklahoma City women and a girl who have been missing since 1992.
Wendy Camp, 23; her daughter, Cynthia Britto, 6; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Renee Kregear, 22, have been missing since May 29, 1992.
“We're extremely hopeful,” Camp's sister, Aisha Hashmi, said.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been working on the cold case.
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OSBI agents were at a site Monday between Jennings and Terlton in northeast Oklahoma because of a lead in the case, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said.
“They've started digging,” she said Monday afternoon.
Also at the site were other law enforcement and medical examiner's office officials and University of Oklahoma archaeology students, Brown said.
The OSBI spokeswoman confirmed only that the dig was a search for clues.
She would not say if the diggers were looking for bodies.
Hashmi, who lives in Grand Prairie, Texas, traveled to Oklahoma because of the lead.
“They said it might not be until tomorrow,” she said Monday afternoon. “I'm waiting to get a call and, if they do find them, they're going to have me out there at the dig site. They do think that all three of them are there. … We are extremely ecstatic that they're finally digging.”
The three had traveled to Shamrock that day to visit Camp's young son, who was staying with his father, Chad Noe, authorities said. Her former mother-in-law, Beverly Noe, was driving.
Camp and Chad Noe were in a custody fight over the boy at the time.
Beverly Noe claimed she dropped the three off in Chandler on the way back after an argument. Investigators now believe that claim is false, sources said.
Beverly Noe told The Oklahoman on Monday, “I dropped them off at the Walmart in Chandler, like I said I did.”
“They bothered me for the longest time,” Noe said of investigators. “Now, then, they're leaving me alone. And I'm liking that part.”