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Forgotten Faces: One Sister's Struggle to Find Answers

Britney Tiger
Posted at 3:53 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 10:35:54-04

UPDATE- An arrest has been made related to Britney Tiger's death. Ada police have arrested 26 year old Bodhi Chance Starns of Ada.

Records show a warrant for unlawful disposal of a deceased corpse was issued on February 20. Ada police made the arrest on March 6.

Police say sever tips led them to Starns. One of Britney Tiger's neighbors told investigators he saw Starns and an unidentified man carrying a suitcase out of the man's apartment at night.

The same witness told police he learned Tiger was missing two weeks after seeing them move the suitcase.

One woman went to police and said Starns made comments to her about getting rid of Britney's body.

In October, another tipster told police that Starns told him at an AA meeting that he helped get rid her body.

Starns remains in custody at the Pontotoc County on a $500,000 bond for this case and a $250,000 bond on a previous charge of preventing a witness from testifying.

No other arrest have been made.

ORIGINAL- Each February, Jessica Tyson thinks about her youngest sister Britney Tiger, not because it's Britney's birthday or that she's hoping to see her at a family gathering, it's because she can see Britney's face in every raindrop.

"The cold weather reminds me of it because it was a lot of cold rainy nights," Tyson said.

Jessica thinks about Britney each February because it was the last month she saw her alive.

"It's like she just disappeared and ended up in Kullihoma," Tyson said.

Jessica, not reminiscing on the beautiful face she once laughed with, but on the face, she will never forget.

"She had a little piece missing from her lip. I think she was missing an eye. Probably from where animals got her," Tyson said.

According to the Ada Police Department, Britney was last seen on Feb. 11, 2018. A month later, her body was found in a field ten miles away from her apartment.

Ada police are now investigating Britney's death, which they believe was not a suicide. Public Information Officer Lisa Bratcher called the circumstances suspicious.

"They believe she was placed out there obviously," Bratcher said. Other than a few interviews from people who knew Britney, police have little to go on, including what happened to her. "There's no confirmed cause of death," said Bratcher.

Ada police say they are actively seeking leads, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward.

Jessica Tyson still struggles with her sister being all alone in that field.

"We don't know how long she laid out there. She had been gone five to six weeks," Tyson said.

All she can cling to is hope that one day she will know what happened to Britney.

"If it was your family member. If it was your sister, wouldn't you want justice served for them? Wouldn't you want the truth to come out?" Tyson said.

If you have any information regarding the death of Britney Tiger, call the Ada Police Department at 580-332-4466.

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