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OSBI joins investigation into missing Oklahoma couple

A district attorney in southern Oklahoma requested a full investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into the disappearance and possible slayings of Molly Miller and Colt Haynes.
by Jennifer Palmer Modified: July 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm •  Published: July 9, 2014

Taking the lead of a search for a Wilson teen and her boyfriend, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday acknowledged the grim outlook of the couple’s year-old disappearance, calling it a possible double-homicide.

District Attorney Craig Ladd, a prosecutor whose five-county district includes Love County, requested the OSBI conduct a full investigation into the disappearance of Molly Miller and Colt Haynes. The two were last heard from July 8, 2013.

OSBI had a mobile command unit in the Love and Carter county area Wednesday as part of a multi-agency law enforcement investigation.

“Leads recently surfaced that could prove helpful in this case,” OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said in a written statement.

The agency said it has been assisting the Wilson Police Department with the case since July 25.

Miller was 17 at the time of her disappearance, and Haynes was 21. They were both passengers in a car driven by Overbrook resident James Conn Nipp, 22, on July 7, 2013, when Nipp led Wilson police on a pursuit, an affidavit states. A friend heard from them via phone the next day, but there has been no cellphone activity since.

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by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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How to help

A Texas-based private investigation firm, Klein Investigations & Consulting, has been hired to work on Molly Miller’s disappearance. They opened a tip line at (580) 798-8157; tips also can be emailed to

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