Above: Bethany Tiner in 1997 (left) and an age-progressed image to 17, circa 2010 (right)
Bethany Maria Tiner
Last seen in Chickasha, Oklahoma on January 1, 1997
Vital statistics: Biracial (American Indian/white) female. Born on January 2, 1993. Brown hair, brown eyes. She has a birthmark just above her hairline. She may use the alias last names "Barlow" or "Kennedy." Was three at the time.
Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Teresa Kennedy. A photo and vital statistics for her are posted below. Her father, Joe Tiner, had won custody of Bethany and her older sister after their divorce in 1996. A felony warrant for child stealing was issued for her on May 8, 1997. They were last known to be in Oak Harbor, Washington; they may still be there or be in California or Colorado. They may also have left the country and traveled to Canada. They may be in the company of Kennedy's girlfriend, Rachel Geneva Lewis. Photos of her are not available, but she is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes; she was twenty-three at the time. She has a tattoo on her right leg. They may be traveling in a blue 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier with Oklahoma license plates SNG029.
Above: Teresa Kennedy in 1997 (left) and an age-progressed image to 40, circa 2008 (right)
Vital statistics: American Indian female. Born on September 19, 1968. Brown hair, brown eyes. She may use the alias "Teresa Louise Tiner." She may wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. Was twenty-eight at the time.
If you have any information as to Bethany's whereabouts, please contact the Chickasha Police Department at 405-222-6050. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Oklahoma's News Channel Four
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