In an effort to find out what happened to Molly Miller, her family has retained the service of Klein Investigations and Consulting (KIC Texas). The company has a history of bringing closure to locating missing persons. Miller, then 17, of Wilson, as well as Colt Haynes, then 21, disappeared in July 2013 in a case that has failed to result in any answers.
In a release, the company, headed by Philip R. Klein, states, “We would like to make it very clear that our job is not to help, hinder or assist law enforcement. It is to, first, locate and, second, to turn over any and all information on Molly obtained to the proper law enforcement agency being federal, state or local.”
The company is asking for help from the public, and has set up a hotline for tips or information. The number is (580) 798-8157, and will be manned 24 hours a day and is an anonymous tip hotline. KIC Texas says it will not release for any reason the name or contact information. An email address, firstname.lastname@example.org has also been established, with the same claims of anonymity.
The release states, “This case could be solved by one good citizen coming forward and doing the right thing, which is telling the truth and letting the family move on with their lives.”
Timeline on the disappearance of and search for Molly Miller
— Miller was reported missing June 28, and was last seen in the company of Haynes.
— On July 7, Wilson police pursued a 2012 Honda Accord south on state Highway 76. The car entered Love County and took county roads. Hampton said law enforcement lost site of the vehicle due to dangerous driving and dirt roads. Authorities have not been able to establish the identities of the occupants in the vehicle.
— Miller was last heard from on the morning of July 8, when law enforcement officials said she called a friend, saying she was in Love County.
— On July 8 a Lone Grove resident reported the car stolen.
— Approximately two weeks later, the stolen Honda was recovered on rural property in Love County by the Love County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle was processed by the Lone Grove Police Department, which took the stolen vehicle report from the owner.
— The Oklahoma Highway Patrol opened an investigation into the damage done to the stolen/crashed car, which authorities described as “cosmetic damage that resulted in several thousand dollars of damage in excess of the statutory limits that require a collision report.”
— The U.S. Marshals Service adopted an outstanding warrant for Haynes from the Carter County warrant (failure to pay cost and fines on conviction of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine)
— In late July, a search party, including an estimated 60 to 70 people, searched an area between Oswalt and Long Hollow roads on foot, horseback and four-wheelers.
— On July 31 and Aug. 1, an intensive two-day air search — first by plane and then by helicopter — was conducted, but ended in frustration.