Family Hopes Social Media Will Bring Closure To Bethany Cold Case


Friday, February 22nd 2013, 10:22 pm
By: News 9


Two teenagers disappeared from Bethany, and now, nearly three decades later, the missing persons' case is getting a fresh set of eyes.

Almost 28 years have passed and not a trace of evidence in the disappearance of two young women who left their home never to be seen again. Otto Abell is hopeful an old case can be solved with modern technology.

"To this day we still don't know what happened to them," Abell said.

Abell's sisters, 15-year-old Fawn Abell and 18-year-old Rozlin Abell, left with friends from their home near N.W. 59th and Rockwell on July 25, 1985. The teenagers never came home.

Their family tried to follow leads of their own, but the Abell's eventually became a cold case.

"It keeps you up at night and you just go on and on about different things," Abell said.

The family believes the only thing they can do now is searching for closure.

"It's been this long, I'm pretty sure something bad happened to them," Abell said. 

He knows opening a Facebook page dedicated to the missing persons' case could help them find out. Bethany Police are also looking at the case.

Detective Austin Warfield recently collected DNA samples from family members.

"Hopefully we'll be able to get a match on some bones or human remains found at some point," Warfield said.

Warfield says some of the evidence suggests the women are no longer alive. Their social security numbers have been inactive since 1985. Just in case, the family is putting out artist renderings, the Facebook page, and a cry for help.

Visit the Abell's Facebook page.