One Norman family will not be celebrating this Fourth of July holiday. They haven’t celebrated it for 19 years.
Glenda Peterson, 40, disappeared on July 4, 1997. Her family says she was with her youngest daughter at Lake Thunderbird. Her family says Peterson handed her shoes to her daughter, then climbed into the cab of a stranger’s dark pickup truck, before the truck drove away. That stranger wore a dark mustache.
Peterson’s niece Brandy Morton has headed up the family’s efforts in recent years to find Peterson. She says Norman Police have been a huge help and comfort to the family.
“She’s out there somewhere, and we want to bring her home,” Morton said.
Next Saturday, July 9, the family will host a balloon launch at Andrews Park in Norman.
“New information came forward a couple of years ago, I think in 2013 they reopened the case and we’re hitting it pretty hard,” Morton said.
Glenda Peterson had four children. She now has grandchildren as well.