Quantcast

Family Seeks Justice for Daughter 24 Years After her Disappearan - KOAM TV 7

Family Seeks Justice for Daughter 24 Years After her Disappearance

Updated:
JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

A vigil was held tonight at Schifferdecker Park. Dozens stood in solidarity to remember Tracy Pickett. Pickett went missing on this day 24 years ago, she was 14 years old. Police say they often bring attention to unsolved cases on the anniversary.
Before she went missing, Pickett was last at a party in Webb City. Police believe she was offered a ride home but the teen was never seen again. While family and friends remember Pickett they still hope that someone with information on her disappearance will come forward. Police do believe that she disappeared involuntarily and was likely killed.

None of the officers that worked the case originally are still with the department. At the time several people were interviewed including Lowell Billy, the man police believe gave Pickett a ride from the party.
“There were different pieces of information given to us and ultimately we never gathered the information or evidence that would support a charge against anybody or at that time would lead us to where she might be,” says Sergeant Trevor Duncan with the Joplin Police Department.
Authorities say that cases like this remain open indefinitely and that they look into any new information that becomes available.  In 2005, police searched an area off of Zora and Lone Elm streets in Joplin. They were hoping to recover Tracy Pickett’s remains.
Police say they still look to resolve the case.

“She still has a mom that’s around she has family that’s around and they've been waiting 24 years for answers and they understand that we may not have the greatest answers but any answer would be ideal. So anybody that has any information at all they can come forward and bring that information to us, I know the family would sure appreciate and we would too,” says Duncan.
The family says they're just looking for justice for Tracy.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Young Construction Workers Need in the 4 States and Beyond

    Young Construction Workers Need in the 4 States and Beyond

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:40:42 GMT

    Dalton Foster is bucking a national trend. He's young and getting ready for a career in construction.

    More >>

    Dalton Foster is bucking a national trend. He's young and getting ready for a career in construction.

    More >>
  • Joplin Library to Accept Passport Applications

    Joplin Library to Accept Passport Applications

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:39:20 GMT

    Citizens will soon be able to apply for passports at the Joplin public library. 

    More >>

    Citizens will soon be able to apply for passports at the Joplin public library. 

    More >>
  • Missing Person: Carl Junction Police Ask for Public's Help

    Missing Person: Carl Junction Police Ask for Public's Help

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:09:53 GMT
    The Carl Junction, Missouri Police Department is searching for a 31-year-old they say is missing and "at risk." Authorities say Taneal Erickson (female, white, 5"07, 150lbs) was last seen in Carl Junction at 8:00 p.m. on August 17th, 2018. She could possibly be in the Pittsburg, KS area. Police say she's considered "at risk" because they're unsure she went with her associates voluntarily. Police say she has a medical condition that could also impact he...More >>
    The Carl Junction, Missouri Police Department is searching for a 31-year-old they say is missing and "at risk." Authorities say Taneal Erickson (female, white, 5"07, 150lbs) was last seen in Carl Junction at 8:00 p.m. on August 17th, 2018. She could possibly be in the Pittsburg, KS area. Police say she's considered "at risk" because they're unsure she went with her associates voluntarily. Police say she has a medical condition that could also impact he...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.