Francine Frost

Date & Time of Incident:  February 16, 1981

Location:  Tulsa, Oklahoma

Victim:  Francine Frost, aged 44 years

Clothes: Denim skirt, white girdle, plaid top

Car: 1980 Skylark

Narrative: On a cold winter evening, Francine headed to her local Skaggs Alpha Beta, a chain grocery store found all over the Midwest. She did not return home.

The next morning, Malcolm, her husband, went looking for her. He found her car in the store parking lot, keys dangling from the door lock. He then filed a missing persons report with the Tulsa PD.

Unknown to the Frost family, an anonymous call on January 1, 1983, directed the police to a burial sight near Martin, Oklahoma. Remains of a white female were found buried outside Martin city limits. Being more than an hour from Tulsa, a connection to Francine was not made and the remains were laid to rest in a cemetery under Jane Doe.

Many years later, Francine’s grandson, Cory, began scouring the internet, looking for any similarities between his beloved missing grandmother and unidentified women. A description of the woman’s clothes that accompanied one Jane Doe stood out to Cory. His mother, Vicki, later confirmed that the clothes found with the Jane Doe’s remains matched what her mother was wearing the night she disappeared.

The remains of Jane Doe were exhumed in 2015. Her DNA was sent to the University of North Texas for analysis. By August 2016, Francine Frost was no longer missing. The Frost family could say goodbye to their beloved family member.

Francine’s killer is still at large. if you have any information concerning her abduction and murder, contact Tulsa PD or Muskogee Sheriff Department.

After Francine was found, her family set about to change how Law Enforcement reported missing people. In 2019, after it passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, Governor Stitt of Oklahoma signed Francine’s Law.

“The legislation would require the Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to enter all missing persons and unidentified bodies into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) within 30 days. The measure allows for the process to be rushed for those under the age of 18 or those who have gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Those cases must be entered into the system immediately.” Oklahoma Senate

Tulsa PD: (918) 586-1357

Muskogee Sheriff: (918) 687-0202

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)