CARTER COUNTY, Okla. – It has been five years since Molly Miller and Colt Haynes were reported missing, and their family members are still seeking closure.
Family members say 17-year-old Molly Miller and 21-year-old Colt Haynes disappeared July 8, 2013 after riding in a car with a friend, later identified as James Conn Nipp.
Police say Nipp was driving that car, which spun out in front of a police car. Nipp allegedly led authorities on a chase through Love County and eventually got away.
The car was found abandoned in Love County, but Miller and Haynes were never located.
“Molly and Colt were calling several friends asking for a ride, asking for water; saying that they were lost somewhere near Oswald Road, which is where the pursuit actually ended,” OSBI Director Stan Florence told KFOR in 2016.
From there, the trail went cold.
“Unfortunately, virtually every lead that has come in has led us to a dead end,” said Florence.
Although Nipp was connected to the case, he was never charged in the pair’s disappearance. He was ultimately convicted of running from law enforcement officers, and was recently released from prison.
Five years after their disappearance, authorities and family members are still searching for Molly Miller and Colt Haynes.
“It’s going to take for us to find her body to have closure, we got to have closure,” Misty Miller Howell told KXII. “We don’t know what happened to her, in our hearts we know what happened to her, we just got to find her body and put her to rest.”
Family members are hosting a candlelight vigil and balloon release on Saturday at 7 p.m. outside of the Love County Courthouse to honor their loved ones.
A $45,000 reward is being offered for a tip that leads to their whereabouts.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Carter or Love County Sheriff’s Office.