15 years still unsolved

Published 07/31 2014 09:10PM

Updated 07/31 2014 09:35PM

15 years ago two teens were murdered in Ozark. The case is still unsolved, and the family believes justice will be served.
15 years ago two teens were murdered in Ozark. The case is still unsolved, and the family believes justice will be served.
It was a July 31st just like any other young people were gearing up for a new school year and enjoying the end of summer. However, July 31st,1999 changed two families and an entire region forever.

J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett stopped at a gas station to use a pay phone and that’s the last time they were seen. The next day both girls were found murdered in J.B.’s car.

Friends and family gather each year to remember Tracie and J.B. It's been years since the girls have been gone, but the family still believes justice will be served, and they're thankful for all the support from the community.

“Just seeing people come out here and pray with us, even those that don't come and they just tell us all the time that they're praying and thinking of us I can't even explain how much it means to me that they're doing it. It does help us cope I think,” said J.B.’s sister Jaqui Burgoon.

Ozark Chief of Police, Tony Spivey, has been on the case from day one, and he believes the killer can be caught.

“I am very optimistic; you know this case is very solvable. We feel that there is someone out there somewhere out there that has information that is beneficial to this investigation and they have not yet come forward,” said Spivey.

Police urge anyone to come forward with any information they may have regarding this case. They say it doesn't matter how insignificant you think the information is, it could help solve this  case.

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