CRIME STOPPERS ALERT: Gabrielle 'Gabby' Bledsoe found stabbed to death, search for killer continues

TULSA - LaCrecia Bledsoe never wants anyone to forget her daughter Gabrielle's beautiful face.

With a 3.8 GPA in her senior year, 18-year-old Gabby had much more than just good looks.  
"There was a never a moment where I had to wonder where she was or who she was with or something like that," said LaCrecia. "She just wasn't that kind of kid."

So it was not surprise that on a Friday night in March, Gabby wasn't with friends. She was at home with her mom.

"I said, 'You been at school eating candy all day today?' And she said 'Yep,'" recalled LaCrecia.

Their conversation ended late on that Friday night, when LaCrecia left their north Tulsa home to spend the night at a relative's.

The next morning LaCrecia woke up to a surprising find on her cell phone, 14 missed calls from Gabrielle.

She rushed home to see what was wrong.

"When I opened the front door she was laying there on the floor. She was already gone," said LaCrecia.

Someone had stabbed Gabrielle to death.

RELATED STORY - 18-year-old Will Rogers High School student found stabbed to death in her home (

"It was terrible. It was terrible. The weapon was still there in her neck. And she was just laying there, eyes open," recalled LaCrecia.

Shortly after the murder Tulsa Police questioned LaCrecia's ex-boyfriend, James Barber. She remembers Barber, 31, had a rocky relationship with Gabrielle.

"It wasn't a good relationship," said LaCrecia. "She was scared of him."

Barber is now in jail on unrelated charges and has never been charged with Gabrielle's murder.

RELATED STORY - Man questioned in connection with teen's death taken into custody on unrelated charges (

"We have done interviews, spoke to some neighbors, potential witnesses, individuals walking in that area and just haven't been able to really nail down who the suspect is," said the Tulsa Police Department's Jill Roberson.

Police now need that final clue, to find out who took away LaCrecia's beautiful Gabby.

If you have any information or tip that could help police, contact Crimestoppers ( You do not have to give your name.

Tips that lead to an arrest could result in a reward of up to $1,500.


Caught on tape: Man carjacks woman in SUV at midtown Tulsa Walgreens (

Convenience store employee killed in 2011, search for killer ongoing (

Police search for downtown bank robbery suspect (

Man steals computer worth more than $300,000 from engineering firm in Tulsa (

Five years later, hunt for killer goes on (

18-year-old missing since December 2012 (

Print this article Back to Top