Dec. 14, 2012
OSU Forensic Sciences Students, Faculty Honored by City of Tulsa
Graduate students and faculty from the School of Forensic Sciences at OSU Center for Health Sciences and undergraduate students from OSU-Tulsa and OSU-Stillwater were honored by Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett on Wednesday for their efforts to locate the body of a missing girl.
Bartlett honored everyone involved in the search for Ashani Creighton, who police believe was murdered in 1999 and buried in what used to be an empty lot near the intersection of 61st Street and Mingo Road. The excavation team, which included volunteers from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida, searched the area in March and May, but were unable to find any remains.
Those honored from OSU included Robert Allen, Ph.D., department of forensic sciences chair, Ron Thrasher, Ph.D., assistant professor of forensic sciences, and students Lindsey Yoder, Laurie Ariola, Kate Weinbrecht, Samantha Henderson, Miranda Thomas, Lindsey Allen, Whitney Condit, Cecely Jones, Tiffany Brooks, Harvey Rollins, Tiffany Webb, Michael Shay and Mollie Hines.
Bartlett presented each participant with the copy of a proclamation recognizing and thanking the many individuals involved in the search.