OKLAHOMA CITY – A prayer was offered Monday afternoon, just moments before balloons were released into the Lake Hefner wind, all in an effort to find a missing teenage girl from Wilson.
On the outside of each balloon is word that Molly Miller is missing.
“She was in a car with people she thought were her friends,” said Paula Fielder, Miller’s cousin. “And she’s not here.”
Fielder says the teen and a friend, Colt Haynes, went missing July 8 while riding in a car, driven by a friend.
Wilson police say James “Con” Nipp was driving that car, which spun out in front of a police car, led authorities on a chase to Love County and eventually got away.
The car was found abandoned in Love County, but Miller and Haynes were never located.
“I can’t really say who is responsible,” said Fielder. “There was somebody driving the car. He was the last one seen with her and he’s the only one still here.”
Since then, more than 25,000 people have joined a Facebook page called “Operation Find Molly Miller” and they’re the ones who organized this balloon release.
Simultaneous ceremonies were held Monday in Ardmore, Healdton and even in other states.
Fielder said, “There’s always that chance and hope in the back of our heads that she’s alive and well and laughing at all of us for doing this, but I don’t believe that’s the case.”
Fielder said based on the tips they’ve received from anonymous sources, the family believes there’s a chance Miller could be deceased.
Efforts to reach Nipp were unsuccessful.
Fielder said the reward amount stands at $35,000 to anyone who knows what happened to Molly Miller.