Search For Missing Weatherford Teen Expands To OKC

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 4:54 pm
By: News 9

No Boundaries International, an organization dedicated to curbing street prostitution and human trafficking, joins the search for a missing teen from Weatherford.

Custer County investigators say tips have led them to believe 16-year-old Jaray Wilson could be in the Oklahoma City area and forced into human trafficking.

"This is where they think she is," Laura Ahern said.

Ahern taped up a missing poster hoping to find her cousin, Jaray Wilson. Ahern joined efforts with No Boundaries International, a group working to curb prostitution and human trafficking in Oklahoma, leading an search effort near South Robinson and other spits known for prostitution.

"This is where the activity is so this is ground zero for searching for her [wilson]," Ahern said.

Ahern does not think Wilson would prostitute by choice but instead believes investigator's claims that Jaray Wilson may have been forced into human trafficking.

"I've just been praying and really broken up about it," Ahern said to a group of volunteers.

Dr. Lori Basey of No Boundaries International prayed with the volunteers reminding them.

"If the community takes notice to someone underage or something that looks a little unusual then we can help authorities," Basey said.

The volunteers began putting up fliers near businesses on Robinson fort because it was only two months ago Brian Bates of spotted a different missing teen forced to prostitute.

"It gives a lot of reason to Center a search around Robinson," Bates said.

Although investigators were told Wilson was involved with people tied to human trafficking, they say the tips have not panned but they also can not rule out the possibility.

"Awareness is the biggest thing and hoping that people will recognize her," Tara Cameron said.

Cameron is one of several volunteers spreading No Boundaries message of hope to Jaray Wilson's family.

The volunteers also posted missing person signs at truck stops and hotels along I-35 and I-40, to help share the poster on your Facebook page and in your surrounding communities.

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Although the sheriff says the leads have not panned out yet they can not rule out the possible tie to the S. Robinson area or its activity.

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