Monday, May 14, 2012
With a new detective assigned to the case, Bethany Decker’s mother tries to stay optimistic.
While Mother’s Day provides an opportunity for people to get together and celebrate the moms in their families, this year the day coincided with the 23rd birthday of Bethany Decker, an Ashburn mother who has been missing since Jan. 29, 2011. Decker’s family set up a Mother’s Day/birthday tribute for the missing woman at the Junction Plaza Giant to remind people that she remains missing and to ask anyone who may have a clue to share it with investigators. “My expectation for today is to help get out the word,” said Kim Nelson, Bethany’s mother, who directed the following comment to her daughter: “If you hear this, happy birthday and happy Mother’s Day to you.” The newest detail regarding the case is that Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman, who …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Bethany Decker was last seen on Jan. 29; investigators seek information.
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Friday, August 5, 2011
Sunday, Aug. 7, marks the date when Bethany Anne Decker was expected to deliver her second child, but Decker remains missing. She was last seen on Jan. 29 of this year. Since that date, her 22nd birthday also passed. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office today released a new photo of Decker while carrying her first child in her third trimester (as she might look now) as well as a picture of a tattoo she has just above her left ankle. Investigators continue to conduct interviews of Decker’s friends and co-workers. The agency continues to seek information from anyone who knew Decker or who has information about people with whom she had a relationship, to come forward. Facts about the case: The case remains in the “missing persons” category. …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Investigators continue to seek clues in case of young mother, college student.
For the past three and half months, investigators have worked long hours, occasionally releasing new photos, to determine the whereabouts of Bethany Anne Decker, a 21-year-old Ashburn mother and college student who has a second child on the way. Hope remains that the young woman will one day call her young son or her mother and say she’s alright, but such hopes fades with each passing day. She was approximately five months pregnant when she disappeared, meaning she should have just about reached full term by now. Neither the cell phone known to be hers nor any of her credit cards have been used since she was last seen Jan. 29. Investigators have not released specific details about Decker’s cell phone or credit cards, such as where and when…