Skip to comments.18 years later, finally answers: How investigators solved the murders of 2 Welch girls
Posted on 05/21/2018 2:35:16 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
VINITA Eighteen years after two teenagers from Welch disappeared, police have arrested one of three men they say tortured and held the girls for days before strangling them to death.
The killers bragged that the bodies of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, both 16, are in a pit in Picher, according to an affidavit released at a news conference Monday.
Ronnie Dean Busick, 66, of Wichita, Kansas, faces a host of charges in the 1999 deaths of the girls and Freemans parents, Kathy and Danny Freeman. He is in custody at the Harvey County, Kansas, jail.
Two other suspects Warren Philip Welch II, 61, and David A. Pennington, 56 are now dead. Welch died in 2007; Pennington died in 2015.
Kathy and Danny Freemans remains were found in their burned mobile home. The girls were kept alive for an unknown number of days following the fire, and Polaroid photographs of the girls in their final days were seen by multiple people, said Matt Ballard, district attorney for Craig, Mayes and Rogers counties.
The teenagers were kidnapped, tied up, raped and held in a mobile home at 412 S. College St. in Picher for a matter of days before being strangled, according to the affidavit. Photos of the girls bound and gagged and lying on a bed with Welch, one of the suspects, are described in the affidavit.
Theyve (the Freeman and Bible families) learned these young ladies final days were certainly horrific, and todays announcement no doubt comes as little solace to their grief, said Ballard, who did not take questions during the news conference.
There are several someones out there that can bring the girls home, Lorene Bible said of finding the girls bodies. Its time to bring the girls home.
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An earlier confession in 2005 by a serial killer, covered here, may have been erroneous. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1515164/posts
You wonder how many other poor girls were kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered. Thank God He knows and that He is the righteous judge.
Thought at first it was UK. In which case 2 Welsh girls would be from Wales not Welsh.
2018-1999 = 19...............
One strange thing strikes me immediately...
Two of the suspects were in their 40s, and the third suspect was almost 40.
Was there a Meth or other drug connection involved here?
Boy, I bet they really found themselves in a jam.
Yeah ... being kidnapped, tortured and murdered ...
“Was there a Meth or other drug connection involved here?”
Most definitely! Meth and pot.
From reading the articles, it sounds like the two girls were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
What a gawd-awful story to read.
In the 70's 3 young girls disappeared from a shopping mall in Fort Worth at Christmas time during broad daylight. The car with their purchases were in the parking lot. Nothing else has ever been found. A man I worked with daughter was one of them.
Lame attempts at humor on such a thread as this has become more and more numerous and equally disgusting..........
Sounds like a whole lot more arrests are needed. Anyone who saw the pictures and didn't call the cops needs to be in jail.
Sorry you got so offended.
Don't offer fake apologies. They're fake. They imply that you're fake.
Are you fake?
You didn't offend me bro, you offended common decency.
His Free Republic home page opens with an Old Testament quote from Micah.
Also, he's been a Freeper since 2000.
I have exposed two hacked accounts from 1998-2000 from people who suddenly became belligerent fanatical Trump supporters.
The obvious evidence is in the archives, when there is a long unexplained gap in their posts, and then they suddenly re-appear with the writing style of an out of control teenager.
The problem with trying to detect these guys is that you have to click, page-by-page, sometimes through years of posts, until you finally find the “big gap” that shows the account was inactive and has now been hacked.
If there is a faster way to search the archives, I don't know about it.
Good observation, obviously the post was made by a Russian infiltrator on this site........Give me a frickin break!!!!!
Is it me or did that article seem like you got started in the middle and each paragraph was missing a few key words.
Fake is really getting overused these days. The crime was hideous. But the story reads as though it was dictated to a Chimpanzee by a parrot.
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