7-10-06 - VALLIANT, Okla. (AP) - McCurtain County authorities say they still have no leads more than four years after the disappearance of a Hope Meek of Valliant.
But Valliant Police Chief David Carrell does say he believes Meek is dead.
Meek was last reported seen by her husband Jerry about 3 p.m. on February 21, 2002. Jerry Meek told police the couple was separating and he left $500 for his wife then took their three young children camping.
Meek said it was too cold too camp so he returned to the home about midnight to find Hope Meek and the money missing, but her pickup truck, keys and cell phone were at the house.
Hope Meek also never picked up her final paycheck from the McCurtain County Sheriff's Department where she worked.
Jerry Meek didn't report Hope missing for five days and has refused to a request to take a polygraph test.