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Teresa Kennedy and Bethany Tiner Part 1: Left Behind


On December 3, 1996, a letter was written that said the following: “in the event of my death or disability, I grant custody to, and ask the court to give legal custody of my daughter, Bethany Maria Tiner, to my parents, Lee Aaron Kennedy and Catherine Aline Kennedy.” The letter, penned by Teresa Kennedy, indicated that Bethany was in danger. Just one month later, in January 1997, 28-year-old Teresa and 3-year-old Bethany would vanish from Chickasha, Oklahoma forever. Teresa, Bethany, and a woman Teresa knew, Rachel Lewis, have not been seen in more than 25 years, and their story is one that will shock and horrify you.

If you have any information about the disappearances of Teresa Kennedy, Bethany Tiner, or Rachel Lewis, please contact the Chickasha Police Department at 405-222-6050. You may also reach out to federal authorities with the US Marshals Service in the Western District of Oklahoma at 405-231-4206. Alternatively, you can contact the Department of Homeland Security, Dallas Field Office at 214- 424-7800.

You can follow Teresa and Bethany’s story on the website Catherine has created and maintained in her search at findbethandmom.com.

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