On August 13th, 2009, 28-year-old Tabitha Lynn Franklin was last seen at the home of Keith Floyd, with who she had been staying.
Her boyfriend at the time, Christopher Poore, said that he gave Tabitha a ride from Keith’s home to his workplace, and then left her to run errands. This was the last time anyone saw Tabitha.
Before her disappearance, Christopher had physically assaulted Tabitha, leaving her with two black eyes. Tabitha’s sister documented this by taking photos, and Tabitha had gone to the police about the assault.
When Christopher learnt that Tabitha had gone to the police, he threatened to harm her three children. Because of his threats, Tabitha had minimal contact with Christopher.
Even before Christopher physically assaulted Tabitha, he had strangled her to the point of her passing out. Tabitha confined her sister that she was scared Christopher would kill her.
After Tabitha had gone missing, her family discovered that Christopher had spent 5 years in prison for assaulting a police officer. This led her family to believe that Christopher had murdered Tabitha.
Despite this, the police have said that there is no evidence a crime had been committed, and neither Christopher nor Keith have ever been charged in connection with Tabitha’s disappearance. They are not even considered to be suspects.
Police searched Keith’s home in 2014, but they found no evidence of Tabitha. However, Keith was arrested during the search for drugs that were found on his property.
After Tabitha’s disappearance, Christopher sold his car and left town. He was arrested in 2016 for a home invasion and physical attack on a 17-year-old girl.
Tabitha’s family strongly believe that Christopher was responsible for Tabitha’s death and disappearance, and hope, that it is just a matter of time before he is rightly arrested and charged for her death.
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