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Ci'Lina Deloney
Posted at 6:13 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 23:55:18-05

Ci'Lina Deloney was a member of the Comanche Nation. She got an early start to life, married at only 16-years-old. Soon after, she gave birth to a daughter.

"Everything centered around my grandbaby," said Renea Toahty, Ci'Lina's mother.

While most teenagers Ci'Lina's age were concerned with preparing for proms, Ci'Lina was concerned with providing for her family. She dropped out of high school and worked full time. But as time went on, Ci'Lina wanted to reclaim her youth.

"We were, you know, going out and partying and meeting all different kinds of people. We had people coming to the house. Drinking with us at the house," said Journee Toahty, Ci'Lina's sister.

According to Journee, in October of 2016, while Ci'Lina was at work, three men kicked in the door and held Journee, Ci'Lina's husband and daughter at gunpoint. Ci'Lina rushed home to comfort her daughter.

"I'm about eighty percent sure that at least one of you gentlemen have a child. And you guys should know better than to do that to a child," Ci'Lina Deloney said during an interview with local KSWO.

After the robbery, Ci'Lina found herself out of work and struggling financially. She moved into a low-end motel in Lawton. On January 15, 2017, she had her last conversation with her mother.

"Can you send me something to eat. Of course, I sent her, you know, told her I'd send her a pizza, and she said 'Thank you, mommy. I love you.' And I said, 'I love you too, baby.' And that was the last time I heard my daughter's voice,"Renea said.

The next day, Ci'Lina's dead body was found in the middle of Northwest Paint Road. She had been shot four times, once in the head. Renea saw a post on Facebook about an unidentified body and had a gut feeling it was Ci'Lina. She was right. Police tracked Ci'Lina's car to a Walmart nearly ten miles away. Ci'Lina was seen getting into a car, and that is the last time she was seen alive.

Investigators know the owner of the car and have a person of interest. But there is a key piece of evidence missing.

"We've not been able to find the car. We've been looking for it, but we've not come up with it," said Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley.

The sheriff is asking anyone who has information regarding the case to contact the Comanchee County Sheriff's Department at 580-353-4280.

Who killed Ci'Lina Deloney? How did she end up in the middle of Paint Road? A billboard that sits just outside the Comanche Tribal Center ensures Ci'Lina Deloney will not become a forgotten face.

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