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Mother canvasses country to find clues for daughter’s killer

By Kathy Reynolds

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A mom whose teenaged daughter was murdered made a stop in Springfield to try to find her killer.

Maggie Zingman is hoping someone will know something about her daughter’s killer and offer up a clue. Zingman is driving a sports utility vehicle wrapped in pictures of her daughter and the profile of the killer printed on the back window.

Zingman said her daughter, Brittany Phillips, was murdered in 2004 when she was just 18-years-old. Tulsa police say Phillips was strangled and raped. DNA ruled out thousands of suspects, but no one’s been caught. 

Zingman said she thinks the killer isn’t necessarily from Tulsa, but may have been passing through the area. She hopes those who see her car will come forward with information.

 Additionally, she’s advocating for Katie’s Law, which requires DNA be taken upon felony arrest. In Massachusetts, DNA is traditionally taken upon conviction.


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