The Freeman family and their loved ones were enjoying a special evening on December 29, 1999. Parents Danny and Kathy Freeman let their daughter Ashley have friends over for her 16th birthday for what should have been a normal evening of fun. The bizarre and sickening events of this little-reported story have kept a stranglehold on this small Oklahoma community for over 16 years.
The Story Begins
On Wednesday, December 29, 1999, the Freeman family and their loved ones were celebrating a birthday. Arguably, the only uncertainty they might have experienced was concern about the new millennium, which was right around the corner. However, after this evening, it wouldn’t be the Y2K bug instilling fear within the residents of northeastern Oklahoma. Ashley invited her boyfriend Jeremy and her best friend Lauria over to enjoy each other’s company at the Freeman family’s mobile home in Vinita.