Parents piece together clues as search continues for woman missing since November
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Samantha Puckett's parents have been looking for their daughter for five months. Her family hopes they're getting close.
Puckett went missing the first week of November. Her boyfriend was found dead in December as police were serving a search warrant on his home, looking for clues in Puckett's disappearance.
Puckett's parents have been piecing together the clues they have into a tentative timeline of events. Her mother, Cherie, says the family knows Samantha was talking to a friend around 1 a.m. one night and mentioned that her boyfriend had been "upset and mad at her."
By 5 a.m., her boyfriend's Chevy Tahoe was found crashed in a backyard with parts of the interior missing.
"He wrecked it and reported it stolen the next day to help cover up whatever he had done," theorizes Paul Puckett, Samantha's father.
The Pucketts say they have reviewed cell phone records and determined that Samantha and her boyfriend didn't stray far from where he lived. There was a history of domestic violence between Samantha and her boyfriend.
"It would appear that they never left that area, his home area," Paul Puckett said.
Police searched a field near the man's home but came up empty. That won't deter the Puckett family.
"I'm a father, and I want to put my daughter to rest and to peace, and so we're just pleading with anyone that saw anything that they think was suspicious or unusual," Paul Puckett said.
If you have any information on Puckett's disappearance, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.