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OSBI Takes Over Investigation Of Two Missing Persons

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ARDMORE, OK -- Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations announced that they have started their own investigation into the disappearance of Molly Miller and Colt Haynes.  

The two have been missing for more than a year now.

 "This year, 365 days it's been heart wrenching," said Alex Miller, Molly Miller's grandfather.

17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes have been missing now for more than a year.

Police say they were last seen in a vehicle driven by 22-year old James Conn Nipp who was sentenced Tuesday to prison after pleading guilty to eluding troopers in a different high speed chase in January.

Citing recently surfaced leads that could prove helpful in the case, a little after noon Wednesday OSBI opened a full investigation in to what they say could be be a possible homicide.

"OSBI agents and various other law enforcement officers are currently running those leads," said Jessica Brown, public information officer for the OSBI.

Tuesday night, US Marshals and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol searched a rural area of Love County.
    
KTEN news cameras were there as investigators converged on the intersection of Oswalt and Long Hollow road, an area near the Nipp family's property.

"Because this is an open criminal investigation," said Brown. "No specific details on this case can be released at this point"

Family members of Molly Miller say they are glad an investigation is underway, and believe answers to Molly and Colt's disappearance are in the near future.

"We still have to take it one day at a time," said Miller. "When we get the news of what happened, or what didn't happen then we can go on."

James Conn Nipp is scheduled to appear in Carter County court in August for charges related to the high speed chase last July in Wilson.